Single mum’s dating-site terror

ONLINE AGONY ... Lynn Gunning.
ONLINE AGONY ... Lynn Gunning.

A SINGLE mother was targeted by sex-hungry men after a fake dating profile was set up in her name.

Lynn Gunning, 45, of Hendon, Sunderland, was left terrified after men claiming to have met her through online dating site, Plenty of Fish, turned up at her workplace.

The fake profile claimed anyone interested could meet her at the shop where she works as a sales assistant.

The vile prank was uncovered when a man turned up to meet Lynn one day after work, and showed her the profile on his phone.

The mother-of-two said: “You can imagine the type of men who turned up.”

“All you need is a photo of someone, and anyone with a very sick and twisted mind could do what was done to me.”

Lynn, who has been divorced for 10 years, said: “It was absolutely awful.

“My family were really concerned, and I was beside myself when the men were coming into work.

“I was so scared that they could follow me home.”

After she contacted police, Plenty of Fish removed the profile.

A spokeswoman from Northumbria Police said: “The account has now been deleted.

“Enquiries have been ongoing with the service provider in order to trace the e-mail address in which the account was set up.”