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Police hunt flasher

A FLASHER who exposed himself to a lone woman in broad daylight is being hunted by police.

A FLASHER who exposed himself to a lone woman in broad daylight is being hunted by police.

A 43-year-old woman walking alone with her dog in Delamere Forest at 2.35pm last Tuesday was left shocked when a man exposed himself.

She was walking from the visitor centre at Hatchmere over the railway bridge and heading along the main path into the forest. She was 200 yards into the woods when the man appeared on the path behind her and shouted in a polite voice, 'Excuse me'. She turned around to see the male fully exposing himself.

The woman made her way past the man and back to the car park where she contacted police.

A police spokesman said: 'She was obviously very shocked but was fortunately unharmed by the incident. Police and forest rangers conducted an extensive search of the area but were not able to trace the offender.'

He is described as a white male, between 5ft 10ins and 6ft, of slim build, aged 20-30, with no discernible accent, and with a dark beard. He was wearing a light grey woollen ribbed hat, a grey hooded top and blue denim jeans.

There have been similar incidents in Delamere Forest over recent years. One female dog-walker, who asked not to be named, told the Chronicle she was exposed to two years ago. She said: 'I think it's disgusting that people like this get away with it.

'These sickos are subjecting innocent people to psychological trauma. I can't go to Delamere anymore with my dogs - and I used to go everyday. Even when I take them walking close to home I am paranoid of it happening - it's a horrible feeling.'

Anyone with information should contact Sgt Ian Morgan on 01244 612544 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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