Detectives have launched an inquiry after a man tried to drag a woman into his car in Renfrewshire.

The 22-year-old was walking along Erskinefauld Road in Linwood at about 3.30am when a small dark-coloured car pulled up at the side of the road.

The man flagged her over and tried to grab her and pull her inside.

The woman managed to break free and ran off home, where she contacted police.

Strathclyde Police appealed for any witnesses to come forward.

The woman had spent the night out in the nearby St Brendans Social Club.

Det Con Steven Milliken said inquiries were at an early stage.

“Unfortunately due to the woman’s distress she was unable to get a good description of the suspect involved, I would ask if anyone was in the area of Erskinefauld Road at around 3.30am and saw anyone suspicious in a dark-coloured vehicle to contact me.”

The victim was only able to describe her attacker as being in his 40s with short dark hair.

She was not injured but very shaken from the ordeal.

By Ricky Kelly

Main writer for Renfrewshire News