A TEENAGER has been mugged by three armed men as he walked home from school.

The 14-year-old boy, who attends The Heys School in Prestwich, was walking through Prestwich Clough at around 4pm, when he was approached by three men on Monday, March 14.

The victim was forced to hand over his phone when the men showed him they were armed although police officers have not revealed what they were carrying.

The boy's school has now written to parents and carers warning them to be vigilant following the incident.

On Tuesday, the school wrote: "Two of our students were mugged on their way home from school yesterday.

"There were weapons involved and the students had personal property taken from them by force.

"The police have been informed and this is not linked to school in any way but it does cause us concern as incidents like this within our local area compromise the safety of our students.

"The incident happened in the Prestwich Clough area which we know many of our students use either as a place to meet up socially or as a cut through on their way home."

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said: "Police were called to a report of a robbery at Prestwich Clough at around 4.08pm on Monday, March 22 2021.

"The offenders, reported to be three males, approached the victim, a boy aged 14, on the footpath and proceeded to show him two weapons before demanding his phone.

"The victim handed over the phone, before the offenders then walked off in the direction of Salford Way.

"Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with information should contact 0161 856 6033 quoting log 1847 of 22/03/21.

"Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."