Police hunt 'flasher'
Updated on 15th November 2012
Police are linking three incidents in which a man exposed himself to residents of Kimberley.
The first took place at around 6pm on 19 October 2012, near to the bridge over the A610, in Knowles Park, Swingate.
Six 12-year-old girls were sitting on the swings when a man approached and exposed himself.
The second incident happened at around 8.30am on Monday (12 November 2012) in Hardy Close.
Three 12-year-old girls were walking to school. When they crossed the railway bridge, towards Chilton Drive, they noticed a man behind them. He exposed himself then fled.
A 35-year-old jogger was the next victim just before 8pm on Tuesday (13 November 2012). She was running along Eastwood Road when she saw a man, in a driveway with his trousers round his ankles, exposing himself.
In all three incidents the man is described as fair skinned, either white or mixed race. He is 5ft 6ins to 5ft 10ins tall, in his 20s and of average build. He wore a dark-coloured Adidas tracksuit and a hat.
Neighbourhood Inspector Craig Berry said: “The man did not speak to or make physical contact with any of his victims. They were obviously shaken by their ordeal, but thankfully uninjured.
“We are working closely with the local school and increasing patrols in the area as a result of the incidents.
“I would encourage parents and guardians to ensure your children are aware of the Stranger Danger principle and report any suspicious incidents of this nature to us immediately.”
Police are also investigating a fourth incident which happened outside Kimberley School, in Newdigate Street, at around 3.45pm on Friday 12 October 2012. A man, believed to be drunk and clutching a bottle, exposed himself to a group of children after asking them to fight him.
He is white, with tanned skin and aged in his 40s. He has longish, greasy, dark hair. He was wearing a green jacket, black trousers and scruffy shoes.
He boarded a bus towards Nottingham city.
Inspector Berry said: “The description of the man does not match those of the other three incidents and so may not be the same person, but we are still keen to trace the man.”
Anyone who has been subject to a similar incident or those with any information about the suspect/s should contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
In an emergency dial 999