DETECTIVES have launched an investigation after a man acting ‘unusually’ tried to get a young woman to get into his car.

Police are appealing for information after the 18-year-old woman was approached by the motorist while walking in the Ulnes Walton area of Leyland.

Officers said that between 5.30pm and 6pm on Sunday, October 20, the woman was walking on Ulnes Walton Lane in the direction of Leyland.

A man driving a car, described as a silver, possibly old-style Vauxhall Astra, approached her, offering a lift home.

He then got out of the vehicle and approached the woman, touching her arm in the process. The victim refused to get into his car, and he drove off towards Dunkirk Lane.

The man is described as Asian, aged in his early 30s, 5ft 5ins tall, of chubby build, with short black hair and clean shaven. He was wearing a black top with grey, possibly black jeans and dark shoes.

Det Sgt Marcus Latham, of Chorley CID, said: “We are keen to identify this man and speak to him as soon as possible.

“While the woman has not been physically attacked, the man’s behaviour is unusual and a cause for concern.

“If this was you, we would encourage you to come forward and contact police.

“Furthermore, we believe someone driving a red lorry passed the incident and might have dashboard camera footage which showed what happened. If this was you, please contact us.”

Anyone with information can call police on 01257 246176 quoting investigation reference 1280 of October 20.

Alternatively independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at socsi.in/1cYLu.