Warning issued after teenage girls told to get into stranger’s car in Milton Keynes


Teenage girls are being warned to contact the police if they are asked to get into a car by a stranger following two suspicious incidents in Milton Keynes yesterday.

Between 3pm and 3.45pm a teenage girl was approached by a man in a car on Pencarrow Place, Fishermead, who asked her if she wanted to get in the car and then said she had “better get in”.

The man was black, in his forties and he drove a silver car with a dent over the rear nearside wheel arch.

Then at about 3.45pm yesterday, a teenage girl was approached by a man driving a silver car in Ardwell Lane, near the Tesco Express, in Greenleys, who told her to get in the passenger seat.

The man was black, believed to be between 20 and 30-years-old and spoke with a deep African accent.

Both girls were unharmed in the incidents.

Investigating officer Det Sgt Jason Simpson from Milton Keynes Force CID said: “We are investigating these incidents thoroughly.

“We ask that any teenagers who are approached by someone in a car to contact police immediately and that parents take this opportunity to remind their children of the dangers of getting into cars with strangers.

“We are doing everything to work out if these incidents were linked and if so, who this man was.

“I ask anyone with any information to get in touch with police as soon as they can.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det Sgt Simpson via the 24-hour police non-emergency number 101.

If you don’t want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.