A 59-YEAR-OLD woman was threatened at knifepoint during an attempted robbery.

The robbers burst into the woman’s home in Maple Crescent, Leigh and walked into her living room on Tuesday at about 8pm.

They demanded cash from the victim.

A search was carried out of the house but the men left empty handed. The woman was not injured.

The knife man is described as being white, 5ft 5in tall, of slim build, wore a beige hooded top and a scarf covering the lower part of his face.

Det Cons Stuart Woodhead said: “Unfortunately we do not have a description of the second offender as the victim was so frightened, her attention was on the man holding the knife.

“I would ask anyone who may have either seen these men break into the back of the house or leave at the time of the incident to contact police.”

Anyone with information should phone police on 0161 856 7292 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.