Picture Released After Exposure In Swanage
12:13pm 16th August 2012
(Updated 12:14pm 16th August 2012)
Detectives in Dorset investigating a report of indecent exposure on a beach in Studland, have released a picture of a man that they would like to speak with.
The incident happened at approximately 3.10pm on Sunday 12 August 2012, on Knoll Beach.
The offender was within an area on the beach designated for families, where buoys in the water show where it is safe to swim. He was lying on his back and was clearly visible to a family nearby.
Detective Inspector Steven Thorpe, of Bournemouth CID, said: “This is a very serious incident which deeply shocked the members of the family that witnessed it.
“The beach was fairly busy at the time so I am keen to speak to anyone who may have seen anything suspicious.
“In particular I would like to speak to the man in the picture who I believe can help us with our investigation.”
This man is described as white, aged between 40 and 50, five feet ten inches tall, of average build, with light brown wavy short hair. He was wearing navy blue shorts.
DI Thorpe continued: “I urge anyone who has any information to call Dorset Police urgently on 101 in strict confidence.”
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 12:346. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.