I received an email from a friend this evening - one of those emails that do the rounds and are sent to numerous friends at one time, requesting that the message be passed on. Well, I did this, and now I am going to reiterate this message here - hopefully I will manage to get all the details correct - anyway, the message had originated from the Police, warning all females to beware of this latest danger either to ourselves or to our property. A young woman was at a petrol station filling her car when she was approached by a man who offered to assist her, she declined his help, upon which he then offered her his business card saying that he was a painter and decorator should she ever have need of this service. She took his card, paid for her petrol and got back into her car and went on her way, however, she noticed that the man got into a car with another man and their car followed her. She began to feel strange and unable to breathe properly and noticed that there was an aroma on her hands which was causing this feeling - which had been transferred to her hands by the business card the man had passed to her. Feeling that she was in danger she drove onto the driveway of the nearest house and honked the horn of her car, at which point the car containing the two men continued on its way.
I cannot remember the name of the drug that was on the business card although the Police said that it was stronger than the "date rape drug" and they are not sure whether the men's intention was to steal her car, property or do harm to the woman, they suggested that women should be aware of this latest scam and not accept cards from just anyone when they are on their own or in vulnerable situations.
So often we accept leaflets and cards which are handed to us as we walk along the High Street and think nothing of it - we must start thinking about it now.
Stay safe and take care.