A YOUNG woman is warning others to avoid getting out of their car if they find the road has been blocked by bins after a terrifying experience.
Izzy Boyle, 22, had been driving through Peckham, South London, in the early hours when her way was blocked by the wheelie bins.
Posting a video to TikTok she explained that she got out of her vehicle to move the blockade but as soon as she did a group of people appeared from a side alley.
In the footage a blue bin can be seen blocking her side of the road as her vehicle comes to a stop.
Speaking in her video she said: “I was driving through Peckham last night at about 2am and I think that everyone should be aware of this, especially women.
“I came across, there was an island in the middle of the road and there was a bin on either side of it so that no cars could pass through either lane.
“I thought this was just a prank so I got out to move the bin. As soon as I got out I heard rustling and I looked over and there were people coming out of a side alley.
“I jump back in my car and I thought oh my god this is actually a tactic to get people out of their car for god knows what reason but whatever it is it’s not a good reason.
“So I just want everyone to be aware if you see a bin in the road or whatever, turn around, push it with your car just do not get out.”
Her video has struck a chord with thousands online, racking up almost 50,000 views.
One woman commented that she had a similar experience while driving in Croydon, South London.
Another said: “Adding this to the list of things to be scared of being a woman. Sick of it.”
Replying to a comment on her post, Izzy added: “Honestly terrifying! Other people saying they’ve seen this too.
“Hopefully enough people become aware so that no one becomes a victim.”
POLICE UNDER PRESSURE
Her warning comes after the Met have been put under intense scrutiny for their vetting procedure and how they protect women following the murder of Sarah Everard.
A woman was also reportedly left “shaking like a leaf” after being approached by a lone police officer.
Wayne Couzens, 48, was last week given a whole life tariff for Sarah’s, 33, kidnap, rape and murder.
The fiend used his warrant card and handcuffs to abduct, rape, and kill Sarah, 33.
After he was charged with Sarah's murder, it emerged Couzens slipped through the net despite colleagues knowing he had indulged his dark fantasies.
A second officer working in the Parliamentary Protection unit has appeared in court today charged with rape.
I fully recognise the public will be very concerned too
PC David Carrick, 46, has been suspended from the Met after being accused fo raping a woman he met on Tinder.
Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Nick Ephgrave has admitted a check when Couzens transferred to the Metropolitan Police in 2018 was not done "correctly".
Calls are now mounting for Met Chief Cressida Dick to resign following Couzens' sentencing and Carrick's arrest.
Speaking on the latest development, she said: “I am deeply concerned to hear the news today that an officer from the Met’s Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command has been arrested and now charged with this serious offence.
"I fully recognise the public will be very concerned too.
“Criminal proceedings must now take their course so I am unable to comment any further at this stage.”
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