A Dundee student followed home from a night out by a stranger who tried to force his way into her flat has issued a warning to other women after reportedly being told no further action will be taken by police.
Ellie Irving, 18, had enjoyed an evening out last Sunday but said events turned sour in the early hours after a man, who appeared to be in his late 30s, spotted she was alone and began following her.
The student described how the man leapt from his seat after noticing her friends were walking in the opposite direction and refused to leave when she told him he was not welcome in her flat.
Ms Irving reported the matter to police but was later told by officers there was nothing further they could do as they did not believe a specific crime had been committed.
She said: “As soon as we split up, the only other man in McDonald’s jumped out of his seat and ran after me, offering to walk me home.
“I declined as I was only about 30 seconds away and he still followed me.
“He then asked if he could come in with me and when I refused he reached for the door, saying he was “really good company”.
“I said I had five people in my flat, including my boyfriend, and that I would start screaming if he pursued further, which made him walk off.
“I phoned the police as soon as I got in and they sent officers for a description and ‘had a look for him’.
“I’ve since been told that they’re dropping the complaint as there was no evidence of any crime being committed.”
The man is black, in his late 30s or early 40s, around 6ft, dressed in all black clothing and carrying a duffel bag. He spoke with a central African accent.