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Detectives Investigate Houghton Regis Stalking Claims

February 23, 2013, 12:13 am

Bedfordshire Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a man was arrested on suspicions of stalking a teenage girl in Houghton Regis.

On Wednesday afternoon (February 20), the victim was followed from Parkside Drive, Houghton
Regis to Elm Park Close by a man driving a vehicle. The offender parked his car and when the
victim approached he asked her for directions but she refused to speak with him and recorded his
number plate before making her way home. Having called the police the victim revealed that the
same individual had tried to coax her into his vehicle twice before in August and November last
year. The driver had pulled over close to the girl to ask for directions and then claimed he couldnt
understand and asked her to get in the car. On each occasion the victim refused and fled.

Four similar reports have been submitted to officers and detectives have arrested a man on
suspicion of stalking – he has been bailed pending further inquiries.

Detective Inspector Sandra Evans is urging anyone who may have been approached in the
Houghton Regis area since August last year to get in touch with Bedfordshire Police to report these
incidents.

If you have information relating to these incidents contact DI Evans, in confidence, on the
non-emergency number 101, or text information to 07786 200011.

Alternatively contact independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111,
or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

Contact Crimestoppers anonymously with information about crime

101 – The police non-emergency number

101 is the number to call when you want to contact your local police in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland – when it’s less urgent than a 999 call.
Find out more information about 101 by following this link.

 
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