A man appeared from the back of a van and attempted to grab a woman in a "frightening" incident in the early hours of this morning in High Wycombe. 

The woman was walking along London Road from the town centre at around 1.30am on April 8 when the driver of a silver van or people carrier offered her a lift. 

The woman declined the offer, but another man appeared from the rear sliding doors and attempted to grab her. 

Fortunately the woman, in her twenties, managed to run away and she was not hurt. 

nvestigating officer Detective Inspector Simone Marples, of Force CID, based at High Wycombe, said: “I am at this stage appealing for anybody who was driving in the area at around 1.30am who has dash-cam footage to contact us.

“I am also asking for anybody who witnessed this incident to get in touch, quoting reference number 43190105387.

“Similarly, if anybody has any CCTV along London Road, please contact us.

“Although this incident was frightening for the victim, her quick actions ensured that she was not harmed and the vehicle drove off.

“I appreciate that incidents such as this will cause concern to the local community, but I would like to re-assure that we are following active lines of enquiry and are investigating the circumstances thoroughly.

“Anybody with any information, please call 101. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or make a report online.”