Flasher asks for direction in Northallerton

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Northallerton police are appealing for information and offering reassurance after a man indecently exposed himself in the town.

There were two incidents on Sunday, which occurred at around 10am.

The first occurred on Racecourse Lane, as an elderly woman was walking past the Magistrates’ Court.

A blue estate car pulled up beside her and the man driving the car asked her for directions. As the woman gave him the information she realised that he had exposed himself.

The second incident happened a short time later as three young teenage girls walked along East Road.

A blue estate car stopped by the group and the man began to speak to them, again exposing himself. The girls quickly walked away when they realised what he had done.

The man is described as white, aged in his late 20s to early 30s with brown spiky hair. He was wearing a light coloured shirt and blue jeans.

Police Sergeant Gary Sellers, of Northallerton Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “These are shocking and disgraceful incidents, which have naturally left the victims upset.

“I urge anyone who can help to identify this man to come forward and contact the police or Crimestoppers straight away.

“I also need to speak to anyone else who may have been approached in a similar manner and has not yet reported the incident to the police.

Sgt Sellers added: “Although this man did not make any attempt to entice any of his victims into the vehicle, Police Community Support Officers are visiting schools in the town to warn pupils what they should do if they are approached. The advice is, walk away from the car and dial 999 immediately.”

Anyone who can help officers to identify this suspect is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Gary Sellers. Alternatively information can be emailed to gary.sellers@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk.

Or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting reference number 12130022823.