Police are hunting a man who stalked a woman and child in Luton.
The woman was walking along Dunstable Road with her young child at around 9pm on Sunday, May 3, when she realised she was being followed by a man.
As she tried to speed up and approached the bridge over Telford Way, the man ran up behind her and grabbed the arm of the child.
The woman screamed for help at which point the man ran away in the direction of Luton town centre.
PC Jennifer Peacock said: “This incident has left both the woman and her child understandably shaken and scared.
“The man is described as white, in his twenties, large build, with dark hair. He is described as clean shaven and was wearing a dark grey hooded top with stripes down the arms, blue jeans, and white trainers. He was also carrying a dark coloured rucksack.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Peacock on 101, text 07786 200 011, or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.