Man exposes himself to schoolgirls in Nelson

Nelson police station
Nelson police station

POLICE in Nelson are appealing for witnesses after a man indecently exposed himself to a group of schoolgirls in Nelson last week.

The incident happened on Wednesday between 2-30 p.m. and 3 p.m. in Lomeshaye Road, when the five girls, who are aged around 15, were walking home from school.

The man has shouted to the girls to get their attention and then, with his trousers down, touched himself inappropriately.

The offender is described as being white, tall, aged in his 30s, with short scruffy brown hair and a short beard.

DC Andrew Maden from Nelson CID said: “”This man exposed himself in full view of the public and the young girls were left distressed. It is possible this man was on the adjoining Cobden Street shortly before or after the incident so I’d appeal to anyone that saw a man acting suspiciously in the area to come forward.”

Anyone with information should contact Lancashire Police on 08451 25 35 45.

People with information can also contact 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.

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