A man suspected of stalking and harassing a woman was "grabbed" by neighbours before being arrested.
Police confirmed they were called to an incident at around 6.45pm yesterday on Maintree Crescent, Speke.
Earlier in the day, a post had been shared on Facebook claiming a man driving a BMW had tried to coax a woman into his car near a bus stop on Eastern Avenue.
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She is said to have jumped on a bus to escape his attention but was left shaken.
Later on, the suspect was reportedly spotted by the woman again and members of the public are said to have "grabbed his arms up his back" and "dragged" him to a police officer, according to comments on the same Facebook post.
Merseyside Police said they had received reports of a woman being approached by a man in a car at around 3.15pm before escaping by getting on a bus.
Later, they confirmed the victim saw the man again and he was detained by members of the public before police were alerted.
A 40-year-old man from Speke was arrested on suspicion of stalking and harassment.
A spokesperson for Merseyside Police said: "We can confirm that a man has been arrested on suspicion of stalking and harassment following an incident in Speke yesterday, Monday 10 May.
"At around 3.15pm, reports were received of a woman being approached on Eastern Avenue by a man in a car, before she got on a bus nearby. This initial incident was not reported to police.
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"Later on at around 6.45pm, the victim saw the man again and contacted police. He was detained by members of the public in the area of Maintree Crescent and arrested by officers a short time later.
"A 40-year-old man from Speke was arrested on suspicion of stalking and harassment and has been taken to a police station for questioning."
Enquiries are ongoing and if you witnessed the incident or have any information, please contact police via @MerPolCC on Twitter, 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, with reference 21000300217.