A man who lives in Yate has posted a warning on social media after he believes he was followed in the area late at night.

The man, who was walking towards Yate Shopping Centre from the Brimsham area on Goose Green Way, took to Facebook after he was followed by a large group.

In the post he said: "Just a warning to anyone in Yate and out late.

"I've just been followed home at about 11:30pm by about 6-9 people.

"The first person was banging two very large metal poles together as he walked towards me, then about five more came from side roads and hedges.

"Then another three appeared out of nowhere, the whole time the metal banging didn't stop until I tried flagging down cars, yet no one stopped, one even sped off so must have seen it. Police have been informed, but please stay safe."