Police have arrested a 35-year-old man following an armed robbery at a fast food shop in Rock Ferry.

Officers were called to KFC on St Paul’s Road at about 1am on Monday following a report that three men armed with what is believed to be a knife and a hammer entered the shop and threatened staff.

The three made off with cash and police were alerted by a member of the public.

The staff member suffered a bruise to his shoulder following the incident and was taken to hospital as a precaution.

Patrols attended and a full search of the area was undertaken to locate those responsible. CCTV from the scene is also being checked by detectives.

Detective Inspector John Griffith, said: "This would have been a very frightening incident for the members of staff who were working overnight.

”I know the local community will be as appalled as I am at this incident and I am determined to bring those responsible to justice.

”We take cases such as this extremely seriously.

“I would urge anyone who may have seen any suspicious behaviour in the area at the time of the incident, or has any information that may assist the investigation, to contact police.”

Anyone with information should call Wirral CID on 0151 777 2265 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.