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Haslam Park flasher hunted by police after teenage girls targeted

Posted on - 8th June, 2016 - 3:27pm | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Crime, News
The incident happened near a canal bridge at Haslam Park Pic: Paul Melling

The incident happened near a canal bridge at Haslam Park Pic: Paul Melling

A man has silently pulled his shorts down and touched himself in front of two teenage girls in a Preston park.

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Preston Police have launched an appeal to trace the man after he exposed himself around 3.15pm on Monday (6 June).

The girls, aged 16 and 17, were walking their dog along the canal path in Haslam Park.

They noticed a man standing on the path near the entrance to a small tunnel.

As they got closer he did not say anything and touched himself inappropriately.

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He is described as white, of muscular build, aged in his late 20s or 30s, approximately 5’10” and has short brown hair.

He was wearing a dark blue running top, dark shorts and sport-style glasses with yellow lenses.

DC Kate Clancy, of Preston CID, said: “This was a particularly unpleasant incident in a park which is used a lot by families and young people.

“The two girls have been left extremely shaken and we want to locate the man as quickly as possible. I would urge anyone with information to come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting log number 995 of June 6th 2016.

Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org.

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