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26 September 2011, 08:55
Heart's been told three girls in South Bucks and East Berks and have been approached by a man who asked them to get into his car.
On Friday (23rd September), a man in a black BMW X5 asked a woman on Shifford Crescent, Maidenhead for directions before telling her to get into his car. She described him as black, aged in his thirties and of large build.
It follows two other similar incidents in Slough on Wednesday 14th September, where a 15 year old girl told police she was followed by a man in a red vehicle, possibly an old shape Ford Fiesta or Vauxhall Corsa, while she was walking in Whittaker Road, Britwell at 7.50pm. At around 8.30pm, a 16 year old girl was near Tesco in High Street, Burnham when a man in a black Audi that was parked nearby asked her to get into his car.
On both of these occasions the victims described the man as black, slim, and with an English accent.
Detective Inspector Nick Evans said:
“Clearly there are similarities between the reports and we are keeping an open mind as to whether they are linked. We are treating the incidents seriously and enquiries are under way. It is important to stress that it has not been reported that anyone was physically touched or assaulted.
“We do receive reports of this nature from time to time and there can be a number of explanations for reports of suspicious behaviour. However, while we don’t want to cause alarm in the community, it does seem prudent to release this information in case something similar has happened to someone else but they haven't reported it yet. We also want to remind people to remain vigilant and take sensible personal safety precautions when out and about. Any suspicious behaviour should be reported to police immediately.”
“We are also appealing for witnesses. It is likely that other people were in the vicinity of the incidents at the times they occurred, and we urge them to come forward.”