FLASHER targets kids in Clevedon

A FLASHER in Clevedon verbally abused two young girls before indecently exposing himself.

A FLASHER in Clevedon verbally abused two young girls before indecently exposing himself.

The first incident happened at 4pm on March 17, when two girls aged 11 and 12 were walking towards rugby fields at Ruddymead.

The girls were approached by a man who verbally abused them, before indecently exposing himself. The girls then ran off from the scene.

The second incident happened at 4pm on March 21 near to allotments in Moor Lane, by the Elm View Nursing Home.


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This time a man exposed himself to an 11-year-old girl, before she ran off.

There is a cycle lane running between the two areas and it is believed the same male involved in both incidents may have used this as a route.

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The local Safer, Stronger Neighbourhood Team has increased patrols in the area and carried out a number of house to house enquiries with residents.

Officers will also be visiting schools in the run up to the school holidays, but are keen for the public's help to identify the man involved.

He was a white man with a dirty and unkempt appearance who has matted, brown hair which is ear-length, and heavy stubble.

He was also seen wearing a khaki-coloured coat and floppy hat with dark coloured baggy trousers or jeans.

A local man arrested in connection with these incidents has now been released without charge.

Anyone who can help is asked to contact Weston CID on 0845 4567000 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Anyone who can help should contact us through our secure Crimestoppers contact form at https://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/crimestoppers/ContactForm.aspx

Alternatively you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. You do not have to give your name and you could receive a reward.

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