A city schoolboy is scared to leave the house after he was held at knifepoint while walking home.

The incident happened at 2.55pm on Wednesday in Mile Cross Lane as the teenager was using a pedestrian crossing. 

He was approached by two young men who revealed they had a knife and demanded he hand over his belongings. 

Norwich Evening News: The incident happened at a pedestrian crossing in Mile Cross LaneThe incident happened at a pedestrian crossing in Mile Cross Lane (Image: Google Maps)

The teenager then fled on foot and the men followed him.

He was able to lose the pursuers but was severely shaken. 

According to the boy's mother, he was able to get a "good description" of the men and has since filed a police report. 

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A spokeswoman for Norfolk Constabulary said enquiries are currently ongoing.

The ordeal has left the victim scared to leave his home and unable to go to school. 

His mother said the incident has affected his confidence and school safeguarding officers have been around to assess his needs.