A TEENAGER from Worcestersays he was "grabbed" in the street and asked to go with two men while walking home from school.

14 year-old Xanda Chesworth was walking home from Tudor Grange Academy Worcester on Friday when he said he was confronted by some men in Lower Chestnut Street who blocked his path and told him to "come with us".

Xanda said one of the men grabbed his blazer – before he ran off and stopped some nearby dog walkers for help.

He said: “I turned down the road and two men were standing there.

“The pavement is quite narrow with cars parked on the side and there was not any space. I could just get by.

“They said: ‘Come through’. I started to go near them when a mixed- race guy grabbed the bottom of my blazer. They said: ‘Come with us’. I thought they were going to take me away.

Xanda told the Birmingham Mail: “At that point I dropped my bag and ran. I started shouting and screaming. And they started walking towards me.”

According to Xanda, one of the men was mixed race, in his 40s and wearing a dark-coloured jumper. He also said he was skinny and about 6ft tall.

The other man was apparently black and in his late 30s or early 40s. He was around 6ft 1 and wore a dark shirt.

It comes after other recent incidents reported to police in which children said they were approached by strangers.

We previously reported how a man in a silver BMW was seen acting suspiciously near St Barnabas CE Primary School and Bishop Perowne CE College on September 10 and again on September 14.

In another report, a 15-year-old girl said she was approached by men in a car as she walked up Astwood Road. 

Last Monday three girls said they were approached by a group of men in Barker Street.

Xanda's dad Alex said he has now bought both his son and daughter panic alarms following the incident, and was looking to organise a group of parents to help walk children home.

The family has reportedly spoken to a PCSO but has yet to speak to a specialist support officer – and shared a Facebook post in a bid to warn other parents.

West Mercia Police was unavailable to comment before our deadline but has previously released a statement about recent reports.

In it, Detective inspector Ed Slough and inspector Dave Troth from West Mercia Police, said: “We are aware of heightened concerns surrounding the reporting on social media and local news reports of a group of men in a silver or grey saloon car approaching people in the Arboretum area of Worcester. 

“Some incidents are reported to have happened whilst children have been walking home from school or in the early evening.

“I want to assure you that we are looking into all individual reports made to us, and would like to update you that at this time we don’t believe all of the reports are linked and we are working to establish the nature and type of offences."