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Hunt for teenage flasher in Bamber Bridge

Posted on - 28th January, 2018 - 5:08pm | Author - | Posted in - Bamber Bridge, Crime, Preston News
Smith Street where one of the incidents took place, joins onto Station Road Pic: Google
Smith Street where one of the incidents took place, joins onto Station Road Pic: Googlet

A teenager who was exposing himself to women and make inappropriate comments is being hunted.

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South Ribble Police have released an appeal for CCTV and witnesses to the incident in Bamber Bridge.

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Police say the flashing incidents took place between 8.45am to 9.15am in the Station Road area on Sunday (28 January).

Sergeant Hesketh said: “Whilst officers were en route to the caller they were flagged down by another woman who said she’d seen the same thing but hadn’t wanted to call us in case we were too busy.

“We are busy, but never too busy to not be told about crime – so we’re appealing for information from anyone who was in the area this morning who also witnessed, or was a victim of these incidents to get in touch to help us with our investigation.

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“Officers will be checking the area in due course, but in advance I’d like to ask any local residents who have CCTV cameras in the area to review their footage and let us know if they have captured anything.”

The area where the flashing incidents took place
The area where the flashing incidents took place

The suspect is described as white, approximately 15-year-old, 5’6″, tall, slim with a clear complexion and short brown hair.

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He was wearing a black feecy top, black baggy tracksuit bottoms and had a gym-style drawstring bag across his back.

He was seen in Smith Street around 8.45am, Moon Street between 8.55am to 9am and was last seen running south in Station Road after 9am.

Early Monday morning, an update was issued from Sergeant Hesketh on Twitter, it said: “At 07:00pm last night, a suspect in the ‘Bamber Bridge Flasher’ incident was arrested. Currently awaiting interview.”

Read more: Four men jailed after Preston man kidnapped, taken to Bamber Bridge and held for ransom

Anyone with information can contact PC 8868 Holt on 07966 935 290, email 8868@lancashire.pnn.police.uk or ring 101 quoting log number LC-20180128-0436

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