Parents collect pupils from school after 'abduction attempt'
6:00am Wednesday 24th October 2012 in News
PARENTS in Llandybie had to collect their kids after school on Monday after an incident which some fear was an attempted abduction.
Police are investigating a report that a schoolboy was grabbed by a man driving a van as he made his way to school just before 9am.
Aspokeswoman for Dyfed- Powys Police said the nineyear- old managed to run off and make his way home, but added there was no description of the alleged abductor.
“Police are investigating a suspicious incident that happened in Llandybie just before 9am on Monday,” she said.
“Anine-year-old boy, walking to school along Woodfield Road, told officers that a small white van stopped by him and a man who got out grabbed his arm.
“The boy ran home immediately.
“Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact police on 101.”
The Guardian understands that Llandybie school contacted all parents as a precaution and asked them to collect their children on Monday and Tuesday.
One resident described a large police presence in the village and said the Dyfed- Powys police helicopter was circling overhead.
The incident comes three weeks after five-year-old April Jones was abducted from a housing estate in Machynlleth.