Hunt for man who ex­posed him­self to girls

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE - STU­ART GREER

PO­LICE are hunt­ing a man who ex­posed him­self to girls twice in the space of a few min­utes.

The of­fender is claimed to have flashed in front of two girls as they were walk­ing along Thorn­ton Av­enue on the We­ston es­tate on the morn­ing of Tues­day, Jan­uary 6.

The man then crossed the road and ex­posed him­self again.

The sus­pect is de­scribed as be­ing in his 30s, tall, skinny with blond hair.

He was wear­ing a dirty green waist-length jacket.

The in­ci­dent hap­pened in an area close to Ivy Bank Pri­mary School, Mac­cles­field Academy and Mac­cles­field Col­lege.

Par­ents Roger and Tr­ish Wis­son, whose daugh­ter goes to the academy, said the in­ci­dent had caused them se­ri­ous con­cern.

Mrs Wis­son, of Hurds­field Road, said: “We re­ceived a text mes­sage about the in­ci­dent at about lunchtime on Tues­day. It said that a mem­ber of the pub­lic had ex­posed him­self. We were se­ri­ously con­cerned and wor­ried. It’s dis­gust­ing and I hope po­lice catch him.”

Po­lice have now stepped up pa­trols of the area. In­spec­tor Steve Grif­fiths, of Mac­cles­field po­lice, said: “We take any in­ci­dents of this na­ture ex­tremely se­ri­ously and of­fi­cers are do­ing all they can to trace the man.

“Pa­trols have been in­creased in the lo­cal area to ac­tively tar­get the of­fender and to re­as­sure lo­cal res­i­dents.”

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion should con­tact Mac­cles­field Po­lice on 101 quot­ing in­ci­dent num­ber 112 of Jan­uary 6, 2015.

Al­ter­na­tively in­for­ma­tion can be given anony­mously by con­tact­ing Crimestop­pers on 0800 555 111.

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