A 20-YEAR-OLD woman felt intimidated after threatening behaviour from passengers in a blue sports car.

Police are investigating an incident which they say provoked ‘fear or provocation of violence’ involving a vehicle in Winsford.

The incident happened in Beeston Drive at around 7.45pm on Sunday, June, 28.

Detectives say they are aware of rumours circulating on social media about a suspect blue sports car acting suspiciously in Winsford.

A second incident in Gladstone Street at the weekend was looked into by officers but police have confirmed that no offences were committed.

Inspector Andy Smith said: “While it’s always good to be vigilant, it appears due to social media rumours doing the rounds, people are becoming alarmed and hyper-aware of their surroundings.

“In the latest incident, on seeing a blue sports car the woman ran to safety.

“On speaking with the woman we can confirm the occupants of the car did not follow the woman or speak to her at any point.

“If you do see suspicious activity, please report it to police in the first instance."

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The investigation comes as unverified rumours are circulating on social media.

A mum claimed that her 14-year-old daughter had been involved in a similar incident.

Martin Bell, headteacher of Willow Wood Primary School posted a warning to parents but this has since been retracted.

Anyone with any information about the car in question should call Northwich police on 101 or contact the police via https://www.cheshire.police.uk/a/your-area/local-policing-team-contact/contact-your-local-policing-team/