Police appeal after Burnley indecent exposure

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Police investigating an indecent exposure in Burnley are appealing for information.

The incident happened at around 4-20pm on Saturday on a small footpath off Padiham Road near to the pelican crossing with Ightenhill Park Lane.

A 24-year-old woman has been walking along the footpath when she saw a male to the back of Windsor Street.

As she walked towards him, police say he has removed a jacket which was in front of his lower body and exposed himself, before continuing to touch himself inappropriately.

The man has then walked off in the direction of Padiham.

DC Ian McLean, from Burnley CID, said: “This incident happened in broad daylight and has left the woman who witnessed it understandably shaken.

“I am keen to find this man and urge anyone who may have seen someone matching his description in the area at the time or anyone with any information at all to contact get in contact with us.”

He is described as white, around 26 to 27 years old, 5ft. 5in. to 5ft. 6in. tall, of medium build, an oval face with light brown wavy hair which was longer on top, in a mushroom-type style.

He was wearing round shaped spectacles and a short sleeved red T-shirt, three-quarter length trousers and was holding a khaki green coloured hooded jacket.

Anyone with information can contact Burnley CID on 472713 quoting incident reference 950 of April 11th.

Alternatively, people can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.