A warning has been issued to motorists after well dressed men flag down vehicles.

Both, Police Scotland and Cumbria police, have had reports of this suspicious behaviour.

A spokesman for the forces said: "Police in Dumfries & Galloway and Cumbria have received a number of reports of the following scam.

"Men usually driving luxury cars with German licence plates will flag down passing motorists and ask for money having claimed to have run out of fuel.

"They will ask for cash, or money to be transferred into an account.

"The men are said to be well dressed, very convincing and persistent.

"They will sometimes stand in front of cars to make them stop or prevent them from moving off.

"If you see such behaviour then please don't engage with them and phone Police on 101 or in an emergency 999."