A YOUNG woman has been left shaken after a van driver stopped his car and asked her to 'get in'.

Now the 24-year-old woman is urging people to be extra vigilant.

The suspicious incident took place on Radcliffe Road, Darcy Lever, yesterday at around 11am, when the 24-year-old was waiting for her driving instructor at the side of the road.

The incident has been reported to a ward councillor and police.

The woman, who has asked not be named said: "He stopped and asked me the time and then asked me to get in and opened the door.

"He didn't follow me. I just wanted to raise awareness of it because if it had been a child it could have been a different matter."

The woman reported the incident to police who are said to be treating it as suspicious activity. Now she is urging people to be extra vigilant after she was able to walk away unharmed.

The local councillor has also raised awareness of what happened.

Councillor of Little Lever and Darcy Lever, Andrea Taylor-Burke said a man in a white van stopped to ask the woman for the time.

She added that after insisting that he could not hear her, the man asked the woman to step closer to his van.

Cllr Taylor-Burke, was discussing street signs with young woman's grandmother when the 24-year-old ran into the house, shaken from the incident.

Cllr Taylor-Burke said: "She was particularly concerned that this could have happened to someone younger than her.

"She has reported the incident to the police.

"Greater Manchester police told the woman that they would get a patrol out."

She added: "This was a total shock. We don't usually experience these sorts of events in Darcy Leaver.

"It is quite worrying as we have a lot of young people in the area."

Greater Manchester Police have been approached for comment.