WANTED MAN: Face of Clitheroe sex pest

E-fit of sex pest
E-fit of sex pest

Police have released an “Evofit” image of a man they want to speak to in connection with a string of indecent exposures in Clitheroe over the past 18 months.

A total of seven incidents have been reported to police, with all but the most recent taking place in the Newton Street area of Clitheroe. On each occasion the offender has waited in an alleyway leading to Woone Lane before exposing himself and running away.

The most recent offence took place on Monday, July 4th, at around 1-25 p.m. on Brownlow Street.

The offender had loitered in an alleyway and when a schoolgirl had stopped to fasten her shoelaces he exposed himself before running away from the scene.

The offender on that occasion was described as white and around 5ft. 7ins. tall, with a medium build and short dark scruffy hair.

He was wearing a plain grey T-shirt with blue work pants and white trainers with a Velcro fastener.

Prior to this it is believed the same offender struck on Friday, July 1st, 2011 at 8 a.m. when he exposed himself to a schoolgirl and her friend who were walking to school.

The Evofit has been put together following an offence on June 30th at 2-40 p.m. when the man exposed himself to three schoolgirls.

At this time he is believed to have been wearing blue trousers and had no top on.

PC Manda Gibson, of Clitheroe police, said: “We would ask people who live in the Clitheroe area to look at this picture and see if they recognise the man.

“There have been a number of incidents over the past 18 months and the offender must be caught and put through the justice system.

“Our neighbourhood policing teams are working in the communities reassuring residents and should anyone notice anything suspicious then they should report it to the police.”

l Anyone with information is asked to call Clitheroe police on 0845 1 25 35 45 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.