Man frightens young woman in late-night incident

A 20-year-old woman was left '˜shaken and upset' after a man tried to persuade her to get in his car.

Friday, 19th August 2016, 12:35 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 5:38 pm

Police were called at 11.23pm on Wednesday, Augut 17 to reports that a man in a car had repeatedly beckoned to a woman, aged in her 20s, who was walking along Belswains Lane, Hemel Hempstead.

He had repeatedly offered her a lift, told her to get into his car and asked for her phone number.

When she reached her friend’s house in Lion Court, he drove off towards the Kings Langley area.

The man is described as being of Asian appearance and was travelling in a black vehicle that had sun visors on the rear windows.

Officers carried out a search of the area but the man could not be found.

Inspector George Holland from the Hemel Hempstead Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “This man was persistent and pushy in his approach to this woman which understandably left the victim shaken and upset.

“However, I’d like to reassure the community that this man did not grab or assault the victim and she was not hurt in any way.

“Nonetheless we are keen to trace this man as his behaviour is not acceptable and officers are keen to speak to him.

“Anyone who has information about this man, or has been approached in a similar manner is asked to contact Hertfordshire Constabulary via the non-emergency number 101, quoting ISR 840 of 17/8/16.”