‘Petrified’ teen followed through Hull Paragon by creepy stranger

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‘Petrified’ teen followed through Hull Paragon by creepy stranger

‘Petrified’ teen followed through Hull Paragon by creepy stranger
2021-12-13 05:00:00
The mum of a teenager stalked by a stranger at Hull Paragon Interchange says she dreads to think what would have happened if a kind stranger had not intervened. Her daughter, 17, who does not wish to be identified, was getting a bus back at around 7pm on Thursday last week when she noticed a man following her. He had followed her from Tesco and then began asking her questions before starting to take photos of her. For the latest crime news click here. Thankfully, a Good Samaritan intervened and alerted bus company staff who took her onto the bus she needed and he stayed with her in case the man got on the same bus. The mum, who lives in east Hull, said: “My daughter normally gets a lift from her dad or brother to and from college but she went out for some food with her friends and decided to get the bus home. “She was heading towards St Stephen’s when she noticed a man following her. She had the sense to turn back to the interchange but he kept following her. The girl was heading towards St Stephen's when she first noticed she was being followed (Image: Katie Pugh) “When she sat down to wait for her bus the man sat next to her and began demanding her name and then took a photo of her which made my daughter very anxious. He said he was getting the same bus as her. “Unfortunately, her phone had died so she could not contact me or anyone else.” Luckily, a Good Samaritan was on hand to step in when he saw the teenager looking upset. The girl’s mum said: “Thankfully, a man nearby noticed my daughter’s distress and intervened. “He alerted a couple of bus drivers and they let her on the bus and the man who helped her got on as well in case the other creepy guy got on the same bus. “Thankfully, the guy fled as soon as the man came to help. That makes me think, why did he run away? What did he have to hide? “The guy who intervened told me something similar had happened to his daughter. God knows what would have happened if he hadn’t helped. “It was terrifying to think what could have happened. We have no idea what his intentions were but it was very creepy. “We have all heard about the grooming gangs that appear to have been operating in Hull. “My daughter is quite a big girl, around 5ft 10, but she wa

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