Face of man hunted after indecent exposures

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Police investigating a series of indecent exposures in the Garstang and Wyre areas have today released an Evofit image of a man they are looking to speak to in connection with the offences.

Officers who were initially investigating five reports, are now also looking into a sixth report that has been made to them that a man indecently exposed himself on Market Street in Hambleton at around 6:20am on Saturday.

The five previous reports took place between 4.45pm and 8pm on Wednesday (29th May) where a man, described as being white and aged between 40 and 60 years old, has indecently exposed himself to passing members of the public.

The first incident took place on Castle Lane, Garstang near to Sainsburys around 4.45pm. The same man was later seen at 7pm at Nateby near to Garstang Gym on Longmoor Lane before being spotted again at 7.30pm on Ainspool Lane in Churchtown.

Further reports were received at 7.45pm on Brock Road, Great Eccleston and lastly at 8pm on Thistleton Lane in Thistleton.

The man is believed to be travelling in a green Peugeot 206 car but despite a police search of the area the man was not found.

Each incident appears to be random and it is not believed that any of the women were deliberately targeted.

“These appear to be isolated incidents in which no violence or threats have been made towards any of the victims but nonetheless I’d encourage women to be extra vigilant.”

DI Andy Bunn from Wyre CID said: “If anyone recognises the man in the evo-fit image, I would urge them to contact police.

“I would also be particularly keen to hear from anybody that has seen a green Peugeot 206 car in around the area or if anybody has obtained a registration.

“These appear to be isolated incidents in which no violence or threats have been made towards any of the victims but nonetheless I’d encourage women to be extra vigilant.

“Members of the public should be reassured that an investigation is ongoing and anyone with any information should contact Lancashire Police on 101.”

People with information can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.