Police Investigate Reports Of A Flasher In Dorchester
9:13am 10th December 2013
(Updated 10:26am 10th December 2013)
A man’s been indecently exposing himself to women in Dorchester.
Dorset Police have been alerted to eight different alleged incidents in the Fordington Fields area.
The culprit attracts the attention of women outside their homes at night and exposing himself.
The incidents started in July and the most recent report was on the 11th of November.
Inspector Steve Marsh, of Dorchester police, said: “I am appealing for witnesses to any incidents of this type in the Fordington area, and anyone with information about these incidents to contact police at the earliest opportunity.
“Following extensive enquiries, which have involved covert policing in the area over the past few months, I am now keen to hear from members of the public who may be able to assist us with our investigation.
“It appears the man involved hides his identity by covering his face when carrying out these alleged acts. It is not believed that any threats are made toward the victim but he runs off when challenged.
“Dorset Police will be carrying out increased patrols in the area over the coming days and I ask residents to remain vigilant and report anything suspicious to us in confidence.
“Further to this, I would urge anyone who has been a victim of this type of incident in the Fordington Field area and is yet to report it to us to get in touch.”
A man has been arrested and released on bail.
Police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.