Wigan police hunt man after women's clothes are stolen from washing line

Police have released an image of a man they want to speak to following a bizarre incident in Wigan.

Tuesday, 11th December 2018, 11:25 am
Updated Tuesday, 11th December 2018, 12:30 pm
Police are looking to trace this individual

Sometime between 2am and 2.40am on Sunday, July 29, women’s clothing was stolen from a home on Brambling Way in Lowton.

The offender stole the clothes and tried a number of the items on in the garden.

It is also believed that he touched himself inappropriately.

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A man – who was seen on the roof – was challenged by an occupant of the house, but ran off.

Stolen clothes were later recovered from the garden.

Detective Constable Andrew Partington said: “This was an unusual incident that has understandably distressed the home’s occupants.

“We believe this crime was potentially sexually-motivated and it’s important that we find the individual responsible.

“Do you recognise the man in the image? We believe they may have important information that can assist us with our enquiries.

“Were you in the area at the time and saw someone acting strangely? If so, please get in touch with police.”

Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 1828 quoting incident 330 of 29/07/18 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.