Flasher wearing women's tights could be jailed

A cross-dressing flasher faces prison after admitting a string of lewd acts.

Factory worker Paul Cleife ran up behind members of the public and pulled down his trousers to reveal he was wearing women's underwear.

Between July last year and January this year Cleife, 42, struck at least nine times across the Havant area.

He often targeted lone females and teenage girls close to Havant train station.

Police received a string of complaints from members of the public saying that a man wearing women's underwear had pulled down his trousers in front of them.

Cleife would often make out that his trousers had fallen down by accident.

His victims told police that he made comments like 'oops, sorry' as he stood in front of them wearing women's tights and knickers.

The persistent pest was caught when officers spotted him acting suspiciously close to Havant station on January 14, this year.

When police tried to talk to him Cleife made a run for it.

But he was arrested after a short chase when police caught up with him.

When he was interviewed Cleife made full and frank admissions that he was the man responsible for the spate of flashings dating back as far as July last year.

Police told The News that many of Cleife's victims were shocked by his actions.

PC Rob Swift-Simmons, from Havant police, said: 'It's obviously good news that this man has been caught.

'He has been a nuisance in the Havant area, especially around the train station, for some time.

'Some of his victims were teenage girls and it is fair to say they were quite shocked by his actions.

'Hopefully now this man can seek some help and assistance to prevent him from behaving like this again.'

At Portsmouth Magistrates' Court, Cleife, of Nutwick Road, Havant, admitted nine counts of outraging public decency.

He was released on bail and will return to court on July 16 to be sentenced.