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Police hunting for serial flasher who attacked woman walking dog

At least five similar attacks have been reported in a month in Ashbourne, Derbyshire 

Lizzie Dearden
Home Affairs Correspondent
Sunday 22 December 2019 10:50 GMT
The victim (not pictured) was walking near St Oswald's church in Ashbourne, Derbyshire
The victim (not pictured) was walking near St Oswald's church in Ashbourne, Derbyshire (Google Streetview)

Police are hunting for a serial flasher who attacked a female dog walker near a church.

At least five similar incidents have been reported in just a month in the town of Ashbourne in Derbyshire.

Police said the most recent victim was walking her dog along a path near St Oswalds Church on Friday afternoon when a man approached her.

“The man grabbed her arm and then exposed himself to her,” a spokesperson for Derbyshire Constabulary said. “He then ran off towards the leisure centre.”

The suspect is described as a white man in his late teens to early twenties, with blonde short hair. He was wearing a hooded top and orange work-type trousers.

Det Sgt Simon Rogers said: “We would like to speak to anyone who may have any information that could help us with our investigations.

“We are reviewing CCTV from the area but I would ask that if anyone in the area has CCTV to contact us.

“If you know anyone fitting the description we would also like to hear from you.”

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