POLICE patrols are continuing in Milford Haven today (Friday) after concerns that a young child was seen alone in the early hours of the morning.

Concerned members of the public contacted the Mercury after police officers knocked on their door in the streets around Marble Hall and Richard John Road from 1am.

Officers said they were looking for a small child - believed to have been aged about six - following a call that a child had been seen in the area unaccompanied late at night.

Families were asked to ensure that their own children were still in bed.

However, police say no further sightings of a child have been made and there have been no missing child reports.

A police spokesman, said: "Dyfed-Powys Police received a report of a sighting of an unaccompanied young child on Marble Hall Road, Milford Haven, in the early hours of the morning (12.45am, April 20).

"An extensive search was carried out of the area.

"All lines of enquiry were exhausted, there have been no further sightings of the child and police have not received any reports of a missing young child.

"Officers are still patrolling the area as a precaution."