Mum's horror at stranger's baby demand
A MORFA mum has spoken of the frightening moment an unknown driver demanded her baby.
Amy Pennock, 20, was walking along School Road in Morfa with her 15-month-old daughter at around 8.30pm on Wednesday, January 9, when a woman driving a car stopped and told her to hand over her child.
Ms Pennock — who was on her way home from visiting a friend who lives nearby — said she noticed the female driver of a dark navy car was driving very slowly as she passed her and was "staring" at her baby through the car window.
"As I turned into School Road the car was driving towards me," Ms Pennock said.
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"As we crossed its path, the woman driving it was just staring at my baby.
"Then she stopped at the junction, reversed the car at full speed, and then she got out of her car and shouted 'give me your baby." Ms Pennock said she was shaken up by the incident, but immediately ran to safety.
"I didn't even look back, I just ran to my neighbour's house to get my baby inside to protect her," she added.
"I stayed inside and my neighbour's husband went outside to wait to see if she came back.
"It was the most frightening thing that has ever happened to me.
"I have no idea why she would have wanted my child."
Ms Pennock added that she noticed a child in the woman's car, which she assumed had been kidnapped, but Dyfed- Powys Police had received no reports of a kidnapping that night.
Since the incident, Ms Pennock has not seen the woman, but says she would recognise her immediately if she came across her again.
And she said it has made her more vigilant.
"It was a big wake-up call," she added.
"It is my town, it is my area and you don't expect this kind of thing to happen to you."
Dyfed-Powys Police confirmed a report of the incident.
Sergeant Justin Evans said: "We did receive a call of a suspicious incident happening in the Morfa area on the evening of Wednesday, January 9.
"Police inquiries to date have failed to establish any sinister motive.
"Officers have spoken with the person who reported it to us and have also conducted increased patrols in the area to reassure the public."
Anyone who has any information relating to this incident is asked to contact Llanelli police station on 101.