Woman’s terror at abduction attempt

Crime News.
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A young Spalding woman has spoken of the terrifying moment a man offered her a job in a pornographic film and was told by an accomplice to “grab her”.

The young woman was targeted on her way home from work one night last week, in one of two incidents that day which the police have said had “the potential to be something more sinister”.

She told the Lincolnshire Free Press: “I’m obviously very concerned and frightened about the situation.”

An email sent out to her fellow employees said: “The woman was walking home from work last night and a car, described as a blue VW Golf, was parked outside the Pied Calf pub.

“There was a stocky man sat in the driver’s seat who shouted to a man outside the car ‘grab her!’; she was then approached by a man who told her she was ‘sexy’.

“The man then said that he and his friends ran a film studio at a house in Spalding and they were looking for young girls and boys to make triple X-rated movies.

“The young woman said she wasn’t interested but the man attempted to grab her arm and said ‘come on, let’s go’, while the man in the car shouted ‘she’s blonde. Grab her!’”

The father of a 17-year-old targeted that night, said: “My daughter finished school and went to meet up with some friends at Costa in Hall Place.

“When she was walking home through Sheepmarket, a man went up to her and said he could offer her a modelling contract and then he asked her if she would like to get into his car. She was frightened but she managed to get away from him and we called the police.”

The incidents come just a few months after police warned people in Spalding to be careful following an attempted abduction of two teenagers in the Pennygate area of the town in July.

In that instance a man on his own was shouting suggestive comments at the two girls, aged 12 and 14.

The father of the teenager targeted last week also said: “People need to be aware that this is going on on their doorsteps and it could happen to any young girl in the town.”

Community Policing Inspector Jim Tyner said: ‘We are investigating a report of a suspicious incident in Sheepmarket, Spalding on Tuesday evening.

“Although no offences appear to have been committed on this occasion, this incident had the potential to be something more sinister. We are therefore carrying out enquiries to trace the person involved.

“I am aware from social media that other girls may also have been approached. I would like anyone who witnessed this behaviour to contact Sgt Jo Reeve at Spalding Police, quoting incident 93 of October 15.”