Police are appealing for witnesses after a car drove slowly past a 10-year-old girl cycling home from school in Crowle.
The girl’s mother was cycling a short distance behind her daughter at the time, but reported the car, which contained two men, because she felt it was suspicious.
Presumably, if they’d driven past at speed, she’d have been reassured?
I mean, good grief! A license plate would have helped. Perhaps it wasn’t being driven that slowly after all?
It does, of course, come at a time when there’s a bit of a flap on, and is, of course, ‘helped’ by social media:
The report comes as detectives in Scunthorpe investigate the apparent attempted abductionof an 11-year-old girl in Annes Crescent last Friday.Yesterday, police appealed to residents not to panic over unfounded rumours of other incidents being spread on social networks including Facebook, and said “hoax” reports risked harming their investigation.
A spokesman said today: “Officers are keen to reiterate that children and their parents do need to be aware of the general stranger danger advice.
“However, we would also point out that there is no reason to panic and worry unduly. North Lincolnshire is a very safe place to live and work.
“If anyone saw the car and has any more information about it or the people travelling in it, or indeed the driver of the vehicle itself, they are asked to call police on 101.”
Comments are interesting. The non-hysterics are – just about – winning over the easily-panicked, but it’s a pretty close run thing at the time of writing this post…