Police step-up patrols in hunt for offender

WANTED Efit of the suspect
WANTED Efit of the suspect

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POLICE are hunting a man who indecently exposed himself to two young girls.

Detectives have now have released an e-fit of a man wanted in connection with the incident in Waterlooville.

The girls, aged 11 and 12, were walking through an alleyway between Jasmine Grove and Springwood Avenue, Stakes, when a man passed them.

The man then turned back to pass the girls again and exposed himself to them.

PC Carla-Marie Appleby, from Waterlooville police station, said: ‘While the man did not speak to the girls or physically approach them, this is still a worrying incident and we have increased patrols in the area and conducted house-to-house inquiries.

‘It is possible that this incident is linked to another on December 1 where a man of a similar description exposed himself to an 11-year-old girl in the Queen’s Inclosure opposite Winscombe Avenue.

‘At this stage we would advise people to take all the usual sensible precautions with their personal safety, such as sticking to well-lit and busy areas and walking with a friend where possible.

‘We would appeal to anyone who recognises this description or e-fit to contact us.’

The incident happened on Sunday, December 4, between 3.30pm and 3.40pm.

The man is described as white, around 60 years old, and 5ft 11ins tall. He was wearing a black zipped fleece jacket, black trousers and walking boots.

Call PC Appleby on 101.