Police warning over ‘Mediterranean men’

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LINCOLNSHIRE Police have issued a warning after reports of men of “Mediterranean appearance” asking people for money.

Reports have been received from members of the public in the Holbeach, Boston, Spalding and Bourne areas of “Mediterranean” men approaching them asking for cash.

The men are asking for petrol money to get them to an airport or London (£40 to £50) in return for jackets or watches.

A police spokesman told the Free Press this afternoon (Saturday): “Have you been approached by one of these males?

“Can you give us details of the cars in which they are travelling in?

“If you have or can give us any further intelligence then please ring 101 to give us that vital piece of information that will enable us to locate the whereabouts of these males.

“If you are approached, please do not enter into any discussions but simply walk away or enter a local shop if possible.

“If you are located in a vehicle, please ensure that you keep all doors locked and windows closed for your own safety.”

Ring Lincolnshire Police on 101 any time or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.