A woman was robbed at knifepoint at Steeton and Silsden railway station.

The 28-year-old woman, a doctor, was looking at the information screen on platform one at around 6.15pm last Thursday when she was approached by two youths.

British Transport Police detective constable Jason Ridgway said: “The two teenagers confronted the victim with a knife and demanded that she hand over her money.

“The woman handed over £30 to the youths who then ran out of the station towards Station Road.

“We are working to trace any other witnesses to this robbery, which left the victim very shaken and frightened.

“This was right in the middle of rush hour and it’s likely that other people saw the robbery or saw the youths run off and I encourage anyone who did see anything that could help our investigation to contact us.”

Both offenders are described as white, around 15, of slim build and around 5ft 6ins tall. The first is described as wearing black jogging bottoms with a black hoodie pulled over his face.

The second youth is described as wearing a white hoodie with a blue logo printed on it.

Anyone who has information should contact British Transport Police free on 0800 40 50 40 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.