Car door warning after stranger takes a lift

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Police have warned motorists to keep their doors locked after a stranger left a woman shaken when he got in her car for a lift to ‘his daughter’s house’.

A police spokesman confirmed a 48-year-old Sibsey woman had reported an incident on Horncastle Road, on Wednesday morning, where a man in his 70s had flagged her down and got into the passenger seat of her car.

It is understood he claimed his legs ‘had gone’ and had asked to be taken to his daughter’s house on Cherry Walk.

The woman had complied, however the man asked her to stop on Brothertoft Road, got out the car and walked off.

She then went to the police station and reported the incident.

The spokesman said there was no suggestion the man had a sinister motive, but warned motorists it was safer to keep their doors locked.

They added that if anyone felt unwell, or vulnerable they should contact official emergency services rather than getting into strangers cars as this could cause distress.

Anyone feeling in distress should call 999 or the non-emergency number 101.