Uber Eats are investigating claims by a 16-year-old girl that she was pestered by a "creepy" delivery driver who wanted a relationship with her.

Amylee Gemmell was left feeling scared after the man "stared and winked" at her after handing over her food, leading to her to quickly close the door.

She had used the Uber Eats app to order a meal from a fast-food restaurant in Hamilton, Scotland, on June 16, reports the Daily Record.

Amylee then claims she rang back a missed call on her mobile phone only to discover that it was the same man and he asked her if she wanted to be "in a relationship with him".

The teenager told her mum and reported the incident to Uber Eats who have confirmed they are now investigating.

Amylee said that the man stared and winked at her when she gave her the food
Amylee said that the man stared and winked at her when she gave her the food

The frightened teen said: “I had just come home from work and ordered food on the app.

“The driver was messaging me on the Uber Eats app, telling me he was on his way and then that he had arrived.

“They don’t normally message unless they can’t find your house. He came to the door and handed over my food before standing back a bit and just staring at me.

“He asked if I was okay and I said yeah but then he winked at me so I just closed the door. I went upstairs and I had a missed call from a number I didn’t know so I called it back and it was him.

“At first he asked if my food was okay and if the order was correct, which it was, but then he said ‘can I ask you a question?’

“He asked if he could have a relationship with me over the phone. I just ended the call.

Uber Eats has said that it is investigating the incident and if true it is unacceptable
Uber Eats has said that it is investigating the incident and if true it is unacceptable

“I went on the app to report him and there were messages coming through saying ‘it was so nice to see you’ and ‘can I ask you questions?.”

Amylee contacted Uber Eats to complain and was refunded for her order but she is still worried over the driver’s behaviour.

She said: “I was really scared and I didn’t really know what to do. I was worried because he obviously knew where I lived and he had my contact details as well.

“I just didn’t know what was going to happen.

"I am concerned that it could happen to someone else. The Uber Eats app says it has an age limit of 12+ so it could happen to a girl that’s younger than me.”

An Uber Eats spokesman said: "What has been described is completely unacceptable.

“We are currently investigating the incident, and if found to be accurate, in these situations we would remove a courier's access to the app."