Police warning over man acting ‘suspiciously’


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Police have today (Saturday) warned people to be wary after receiving a number of reports of a man acting suspiciously and ‘jumping out at people’.

Reports have surfaced on social media in recent days of a man approaching people and making sexualised gestures in Claverham.

Avon and Somerset Constabulary, however, in its statement today did not specifically reference the alleged incident.

A police spokesman said: "We're aware of concerns relating to a man acting suspiciously in the Claverham/Yatton area.

"In recent weeks we've received a small number of reports of a man jumping out at people

"While no-one has been hurt during the incidents, they understandably have caused upset.

"We're keen to reassure the community we're doing all we can to locate the man but ask anyone with information about his identity to phone 101."

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