Police hunt sex fiend who targeted 15-year-old girl

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Police are appealing for witnesses following an incident of indecent exposure in Whitworth.

The incident happened last Friday when a 15-year-old girl was walking along Market Street near the civic hall around 9-30 p.m.

She has noticed a man standing on the other side of the road who exposed himself and made comments towards her.

The offender is described as being white, in his late 20s to early 30s, around 5ft. 8in. tall with a stocky build. He was wearing a grey hooded top with a black motif across the back, and dark jogging bottoms.

Detective Constable Neil Scholes said: “I would appeal to anyone who witnessed the incident or who recognises the description of the man to come forward and contact police.

“Although not physically hurt, the victim has been left shaken following her ordeal.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Rossendale CID on 01706 237346 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.