A little boy has been hailed by his proud mother for his bravery after coming face-to-face with a burglar.

Toby Craig caught the intruder climbing in through the window of his older brother's bedroom in the early hours of September 1.

The 10-year-old, who has autism, remained calm and went to wake his father up.

The burglar immediately escaped back through the window of the bungalow in The Meadows, Prestatyn.

The Ysgol Penmorfa pupil was able to provide a detailed description of what the masked man was wearing, and has been hailed by his family for the way he handled the terrifying ordeal.

Toby Craig, 10, stayed calm under pressure and raised the alarm

Speaking to North Wales Live, Toby's proud mum, Kerry Craig said: "On Monday night, my eldest son, Harley had some friends over to stay.

"His bedroom is at the front of the house, but he said it was too hot and went to sleep in the lounge forgetting he'd left his bedroom window open.

"Later that night, Toby was woken up by a noise and went to use the toilet.

"As he was walking down the hallway opposite Harley's room, that's when he saw a man standing on Harley's window sill inside the house just about to jump down.

"Toby remained calm and came to wake up his dad as the burglar climbed back out and ran away."

The 35-year-old added: "Toby was able to tell us what he looked like and what he was wearing, he explained everything so well.

"We can't believe how calm he was, we're so proud of the way he handled something so scary, kept his cool and didn't panic.

"He also stopped us from being burgled - our little hero."

The mum-of-four said police have since attended the property and have examined the scene for clues.

Meanwhile the family are taking steps to keep their home secure and are investing in CCTV.

A North Wales Police spokeswoman urged homeowners to be vigilant and keep doors and windows secure.

She added: "We had a report of a burglary at an address in the Meadows, Prestatyn.

"A man entered the property in the early hours of September 1.

"He was disturbed and fled.

"The incident is currently under investigation."