Detectives investigating a series of indecent exposures in Warwickshire have issued an appeal for witnesses and information following a further incident, it has been revealed.
Cops say a woman in her 50s was walking on her own along the canal between Gulliman’s Way and Radbrooke Road in Leamington at around 6.20am on 8 May when she witnessed a man exposing himself.
The offender was described as wearing a blue hoody, a black mouth mask, light jeans and white trainers. He was around 6ft tall and of stocky build, officers added.
Detective Inspector Ruby Nailor from Leamington CID said: “We are treating this incident as linked to other recent offences in the area. We are extremely concerned by this behaviour and are working hard to bring the person responsible to justice.
“I am appealing to anyone who was in the area and can help identify the man involved to contact police. We’re also keen to hear from anyone with dash cam footage from the area around the time of the incident.
“An incident of indecent exposure can be extremely distressing for those who witness it and we take all reports extremely seriously. I would urge anyone who is a victim to contact police as quickly as possible rather than wait until they get home. All incidents of indecent exposure will receive an immediate police response and reporting promptly gives us the best chance of catching offenders.”
A spokesman for Warwickshire Police said the first incident was reported to have happened at around 6.40am on Thursday, February 25, by the junction of Franklin Road and Landor Road, Whitnash.
The second report took place around 5.55am on Tuesday, March 2, on Gainsborough Drive, near the junction of St. David’s Close.
A third flashing offence was reported on Tuesday, March 16 at 5.45am on St Mary’s Road in the direction of Sydenham.
The next three incidents happened by the walkway to Pericles Close by Ophelia Drive, Warwick Gates on March 25 at 5.45am, near Fisheries Park, Bishops Itchington on April 22 and yesterday (April 29) at 7am on Byfield Road, Priors Marston.
Anyone who may be able to help police is asked to contact 101 quoting incident 60 of 8 May 2021.
Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers in 0800 555 111 or at www.crimestopper-uk.org
A 25-year-old man from Dudley was arrested on April 29 in connection with the series of offences.
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