Police appeal after indecent exposures

Police are appealing for witnesses after two incidents of indecent exposure.

Wednesday, 27th April 2016, 1:35 pm
Updated Wednesday, 27th April 2016, 2:38 pm
News from Northumbria Police

In the first incident, a man approached a 16-year-old girl walking along Kings Road South, Wallsend, before indecently exposing himself in front of her and walking off.

The incident happened at 8.10am on Monday, April 25.

The man is described as aged 20 to 30 and of heavy build. He was wearing a grey tracksuit and a black scarf covering his face.

The second happened at 8.15am on Tuesday, April 26, on Whitehouse Lane, North Shields, when a man approached a girl and exposed his bottom to her before walking away.

The man was wearing grey joggers with a black and white scarf covering his face and a florescent jacket.

Police believe the incidents may be linked and ask anyone who may have been in the area recently, and witnessed any suspicious behaviour, to contact police.

Extra officers are patrolling the areas and surrounding streets to speak with people and offer reassurance.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incidents or have information to help is asked to contact police.

Enquiries into both incidents are ongoing to identify the man and anyone with any information that could help police with their enquiries is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 0687 25/04/16 / 100026/04/16.