Five boys who were arrested in connection with two robberies have been released on bail.

Police were called to Whitefield Park in Whitefield on Friday, July 28 after a victim was assaulted and a phone was taken from them. They suffered minor injuries.

Then on Wednesday, August 2, police were told that two people were assaulted in Bury town centre with cash and vapes taken from them.

Five boys between the ages of 12 and 14 were arrested on suspicion of robbery.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has now confirmed that they have all been bailed "pending further enquiries".

Speaking about the incidents last week, Inspector Jonathan Lloyd, of GMP Bury, said: "These were concerning incidents and we worked to investigate both of them.

"We are working to establish the circumstances and we continue to review the evidence and information we obtained over the last week.

"We would like to reassure the community we take reports of incidents like these extremely seriously.

"We take a robust approach to robberies and our priority is to keep the Bury community safe.

"Our enquiries are ongoing but as we progress the investigation, we will be increasing patrols across Bury to provide reassurance. 

"If you have any queries or questions, do approach one of our beat officers or our PCSOs – they will be more than happy to help."

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They can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.