A MUM has warned parents and children to be vigilant after her son was suddenly grabbed from behind by a man yesterday (Tuesday).

The worrying incident happened in Riga Avenue, Neyland, at about 8.05pm.

Thankfully the woman's son was able to break free from the man and run home.

The mum posted on Facebook: "Just feel I should make people in Neyland aware.. my son was on his way home tonight at about 8:05 and got grabbed from behind by a man with a hood up in Riga Avenue.

"He managed to shove him off and run home, he’s not hurt but he was pretty shaken.

"The police have been informed. I don’t want to spook everyone but this is a scary incident and I feel people should be aware."

The Facebook post has now been shared more than 400 times.

Replying to the concerns of family and friends, the mum added: "The police are taking it seriously and have said that there will be extra patrols in the area."

A spokesman for Dyfed-Powys Police, said: “Police received a report of a suspicious incident which occurred at approximately 8pm on Tuesday 13th November 2018 in Riga Avenue, Neyland.
"A boy in his mid-teens reported that a man had taken hold of his arm from behind. The boy ran off. Nothing was said and the boy was not injured.

"The man is described at approximately 6ft tall, average build and wearing a dark coloured coat with the hood up.
"Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact Milford Haven Police by phoning 101.”