Po­lice warn­ing as man flashes at girls as young as 11

Four of­fences in days close to gram­mar school

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Basement’s Sinful Secret - By Sa­man­tha Wil­liams

saw­illiams@thek­m­group. co.uk

The girl saw the driver pull down his trousers and touch him­self. She de­scribed him as be­ing be­tween 20 and 30 with short dark hair, clean cut and pos­si­bly with tanned skin.

Two days later, the same girl said she saw the same man in a dif­fer­ent car, pos­si­bly a Volvo Es­tate.

He drove close to the same bus stop and ap­peared to use his phone, but a bus ar­rived and he had to move.

All of the al­leged of­fences oc­curred be­tween 8.10am and 8.33am.

Po­lice spokesman Ch Insp Mitchell Fox said: “The re­ports of in­de­cent ex­po­sure are wor­ry­ing, par­tic­u­larly as young girls are be­ing tar­geted.

“We be­lieve th­ese in­stances may be linked and have in­creased our po­lice pres­ence in the area af­fected in or­der to re­as­sure young­sters, their par­ents and the com­mu­nity gen­er­ally that we take this type of crime ex­tremely se­ri­ously.

“In the mean­time, we would ask peo­ple to be more vig­i­lant than usual and to re­port any sus­pi­cious be­hav­iour, no mat­ter how triv­ial is may seem at the time.”

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion is asked to phone po­lice on 101, quot­ing ref­er­ence ZY/965/14.

Ch Insp Mitchell Fox, above, has warned peo­ple to be on the look­out for the flasher, who has tar­geted four girls near High­worth School, be­low

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