Police hunt for ‘scruffy’ flasher

Haigh Hall grounds
Haigh Hall grounds

POLICE are hunting a man who indecently exposed himself on two separate occasions.

The first incident happened at around 7.45am on Monday, July 13. A 50-year-old woman was walking through Haigh Hall country park when a man cycled past her twice. As she got to the bridge, the man dropped his trousers and exposed himself.

Around two weeks later, at around 8.20am on Wednesday, July 29, a 68-year-old victim walked her dog near the allotments in Wigan Road, New Springs, when she saw a man flash.

The man is described as being of scruffy appearance, in his late 40s or early 50s. He wore glasses without metal frames around the lenses, a hat, was bare chested but had a bomber/fleece jacket on, which is several sizes too big. He was also on a bike with a plastic carrier bag on the seat.

Police Constable Alan Crabtree said: “Although both women have not been physically hurt in anyway, they were extremely shocked by the incidents. I would ask anyone who recognises the description or have been a victim themselves and not reported it, to contact police as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information should phone police on 0161 856 7124 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.