Indecent exposure cases may be linked - police

PUBLISHED: 12:25 14 January 2015 | UPDATED: 14:13 14 January 2015

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POLICE are warning women about a flasher in Weston after nine separate incidents in three months.

Officers are investigating a possible link between a number of indecent exposure incidents in November, December and January, with three separate reports in October.

In each case, the suspect is described as a slim white man in his late teens to mid-20s, clean-shaven, wearing jogging bottoms and dark-coloured hooded top.

On January 7 at around 5pm, a 28-year-old woman was walking along Coombe Road when a man crossed the road and exposed his underwear to her.

There were also two incidents on Christmas Eve at 8.20am and 8.40am.

In the first incident, a 17-year-old woman was with two friends in Montpelier when a man approached them.

And 20 minutes later, a woman aged 21 had just returned to her car in Southside, when a man exposed himself to her through the closed driver’s window.

On November 15, a man exposed himself to two women in Longton Grove Road before running off.

On October 17-19 there were three reports of incident exposure in the Boulevard, Southside and Weston Woods, and a separate incident in the Kelston Road area on October 14.

Neighbourhood PC Gemma Harper said: “This sort of incident is not common in Weston, but we have now had nine incidents reported to us in three months.

“While we can’t say for sure that they are linked, the description of the suspect in each case is quite similar – a white man in his late teens to mid 20s, clean shaven and slim, wearing jogging bottoms and a dark coloured hooded top.

“I would ask anyone who has an experience like this to report it immediately on 999.

“We have carried out house-to-house enquiries in each area, but we’d like to hear from anyone with any information about these offences.

“Contact us through our website or by calling 101 quoting reference 2508/15.

“Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. They never ask your name of trace your call.”

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