Oct 11 2012 By Jack Griffith
RUMOURS that a man tried to coax a child into his car in West Drayton appear to be unfounded.
Word has been circulating on Twitter and Facebook that a man has been accosting youngsters in the area, with alarmed people going online to spread the word and warn others.
But Inspector Nick Aldworth, of Hillingdon police, said: "We are aware of erroneous information being circulated on Twitter and Blackberry Messenger relating to allegations of children being approached in the West Drayton area.
"These allegations are wholly false."
The rumours appear to stem from an incident in Thornton Avenue, West Drayton, on October 7.
At around 9.30pm, an Asian driver tried to persuade a woman to get into his car, but she didn't comply.
No offences were committed, but police want to trace the man.
He is described as being large in build, about 35-years-old, and he was wearing a grey cardigan and dark coloured jeans.
He was driving a small, black Peugeot that looked fairly new.
In the passenger seat was a slim, Asian man.
If you can help police with their enquiries, call 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.