TWO armed robbers who targeted a convenience store in Todmorden have each been jailed for 20 years.

Russell Frankland, 42, and Ryan Grogan, 43, singled out a cash delivery van which was making a delivery to the One Stop shop in Bridge Street.

In the raid, which took place on February 17 this year, the van driver was attacked with a metal bar and the cash box he was carrying was seized.

The two raiders then fled in a Ford Ka, according to police.

Frankland and Grogan were arrested after an attack on a second van, as it dropped off cash at the Tesco in Silk Street, Rochdale.

Police say the same driver who was attacked in Todmorden was slashed with a machete, by one of the pair, before they stole the money and fled.

Frankland, of Gladstone Street, Todmorden, and Grogan, of Hilltop Drive, Rochdale, had denied the robberies but were both convicted after a trial at Manchester's Minshull Street Crown Court.

Det Con Matthew Whittaker said the pair were arrested as they were believed to be planning a third raid.