Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenage girl was followed by a man in Corringham.
The 13-year-old was in Gordon Road when a man in a car pulled up next to her.
He asked her to get in and then continued to follow her after she crossed the road to get away.
The victim was left shaken but unhurt.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Pc Ashleigh Watkinson in Grays on 101.