Man performs lewd act in front of young girl in Ripon

Police are hunting a man who flashed at a young girl in Ripon.
Police are hunting a man who flashed at a young girl in Ripon.

An unkempt man indecently exposed himself and performed a lewd act in front of a young girl as she walked along South Grange Road in Ripon.

On Thursday, June 27 at around 7pm, the victim’s attention was drawn to a small black hatchback and, glancing through the window, she saw the man indecently exposing himself and performing a lewd act.

The offender did not physically touch the girl.

The girl then ran off and alerted her parents who called the police, as the man drove off along Harrogate Road in the direction of McDonalds.

Ripon police are keen to trace the driver of the car, which is fitted with a steering wheel ball and has a damaged passenger-side door mirror. The driver has been described as a white male, in his late teens to early 20s, with an olive complexion, short dark hair, sideburns, and a scruffy appearance.

Contact Ripon police on 101, quoting reference number 12130105390, if you have any information, or ask for PC451 Lewis.

Alternatively, you can pass information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.