A shocking video shows a woman being dragged by her hair in Preston.

The man filming the video pleads with the driver and says police is being called. 

At one point he also attempts to reach the woman but the driver continues to move the vehicle.

The man calls out "Police are coming, please stop! Oh my god! Please, let go, 999 are coming now!".

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The incident took place outside the Texaco station on New Hall Lane in Preston.

The woman continues to be dragged along the street despite her screams. The driver who has gripped her hair eventually lets go and the woman runs back to the service station for help.

Police said they were called by a member of the public at around 4:15am on Saturday (September 28) to the report of a woman being assaulted by a man in a car at a garage on New Hall Lane in Preston.

A statement read, "The woman had been seen to be repeatedly dragged by a car close to the Texaco Garage.

"An investigation has been launched and enquiries are on-going. At this stage, no one has been arrested.

"We have now been made aware that a video of the incident is in circulation on social media. We would encourage people not to share this video out of respect and consideration for the victim."