Police are appealing for information after two men in a car followed a woman walking along Elizabeth Way in Hartlepool.
The woman was walking alone around 9pm on Wednesday, March 23, when the silver or white car, which was possibly an old, small VW, slowed down beside her and followed her for a short distance.
The woman was near Cath Hill Close when the male passenger and driver shouted her over however she continued to walk on.
The driver is then reported to have shouted at her to get in the car and appeared to be getting out of the vehicle - where upon the woman ran off and later informed police.
The driver is described as of Asian appearance and around 40 years old with short dark hair and a neat trimmed beard. He was of medium build and wearing a black hooded jacket.
The passenger is also described as of Asian appearance and around 30 years old.
He had short dark hair and was wearing a black top.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Cleveland Police on the 101 number.
Alternatively please pass information on anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers at www.crimestoppers-uk.org or phone them on 0800 555 111.