Report of man asking Doncaster bus passenger to get in his van goes viral

A woman has been approached by a man who asked her to get in his van because her bus service had been cancelled.
A woman has been approached by a man who asked her to get in his van because her bus service had been cancelled.

A social media post warning that a Doncaster woman has been approached by a man claiming he has been asked to pick up passengers due to buses being cancelled on one of the borough's routes has just gone viral.

Denise Hitchen published the post on Facebook yesterday claiming that her daughter, Aimée had been approached by a man in Broadway saying buses were not running on that route adding that he had been asked to collect people and take them to their destination.

Since then it has had more than 2,400 shares on the social media site.

The post read: "Please share this everyone !!

"My daughter has just been approached at the bus stop just past Broadway by a man who stopped his WHITE van and tried convincing her that the buses weren't running on this route and he'd been asked to collect people from bus stops and take them to their destinations!! NOT TRUE!!

"Thank you SO much to the man with the border collie dog who was passing and stayed with Aimée till her bus arrived!!

"The bloke had a beanie hat on."

South Yorkshire police have been contacted for comment.