I was walking past Aldi at the end of Whitegate drive in winter 2021 and I’ll never ever forget it!! The corner of Aldi, behind Greggs, it was about nine at night and I had my earphones in. A man stopped in front of me as I went to pass him. I went to walk past but he stood in my way so I took my earphones out and he got right in my face grinning. I said ‘move’ he said he wanted to be my friend. He sounded non British. I was like WTF, I was so shaken up. I carried on walking up towards St. John Vianney’s, and where Aldi is I could see him walk round and he stopped at the doors of Aldi and walked back past the car park towards me, so he’d gone back on himself just to follow me. Luckily I was hidden, I came out of no where swearing at him and he ran off. If I’d have been a bit younger I probably wouldn’t have sat and waited to see if he’d followed me. I rang police as he didn’t do anything but it scared me and he intentionally followed me, saying he wanted to be friends. He had a proper spotty/rough face. I’ll never forget it it’s really made me change how I walk home, where I walk and at what time.
The police did nothing. They said it would be logged but as he didn’t actually assault me nothing ever came of it.