Lancashire police are hunting a ‘fat flasher’ who is targeting female dog walkers.
Officers have stepped up patrols and are looking for a fat, five foot six, white man, in his mid-twenties who has exposed himself to women in the Clayton Brook area, near Chorley, a number of times in the last week.
The first incident occurred at about 7.20pm on Wednesday June, 3 on ‘The black path’ close to the Briery Hey estate.
A second incident happened at 7.05am on Tuesday, 9, June on the footpath leading from Clayton Brook Road opposite Tramway lane up between the Woodfield and Carr Meadow estates.
On each occasion the male has attracted the attention of the dog walker before exposing himself and then running off.
Now the police is urging dog walkers to carry a mobile phone.
Inspector 1105 Kevin Mountain, of the Chorley Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “Although obviously upset by these incidents the women were not directly threatened or harmed and dog walkers are advised to take sensible precautions of trying to avoid isolated locations if walking alone and not engaging with strangers.
“Having a mobile phone with you whilst walking will also act as a deterrent if approached.
“I would urge anybody with any information about these incidents to contact police on 101 and to report any suspicious activity to police immediately.
“We have stepped up patrols in the area and would like to reassure residents that we are doing all we can to trace this man and to prevent any further incidents.”
If you have any information please call the police on: 101.