Schoolgirl hides in woods after being ‘followed’ by man on Lincolnshire road

Police stepped up patrols in Grantham after a girl reported she was being followed on a busy street.

The schoolgirl was walking down Springfield Road when she said she noticed a man behind her between 8:15 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. on Monday, March 15, who was quickly following her.

The police say she ran and was hiding.

She fled to a nearby forest.

The police have opened an investigation and say they are taking the report “very seriously”.

A press secretary said: “We received a report that a schoolgirl was followed by a man who was about six feet tall with a gray beard and about 50 years old on Springfield Road in Grantham.

“The young girl ran away and was hiding.

“It was reported that this happened between 8:15 am and 8:45 am on March 15th, and we are investigating.

“We take any report of this kind very seriously and will have additional patrols in the area.”

Anyone with information should call 101 stating the March 15 incident 120.

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