Appeal for information following an indecent exposure in Widnes
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Police are appealing for information from the public after a man exposed himself in front of two girls in Widnes.
The incident occurred at sometime between 3.50pm and 4.10pm on Tuesday 21 December in the Victoria Park area of the town.
It is believed that the man approached the two girls by the pond area in the park, exposed himself and made an inappropriate remark.
The girls ran away and the man was last seen heading towards Widnes train station.
The suspect is described as a man, aged 19 to early 20s. He was wearing all black clothing with hood up and a black face mask.
Enquiries in relation to the incident are ongoing and as part of the investigation officers are appealing to anyone who may have seen something suspicious.
Chief Inspector Caroline Mullen-Hurst said: “This appears to have been an isolated incident and I would like to reassure the local community that we have not received any reports of similar offences and we are doing everything we can to trace the man responsible.
“Enquiries are ongoing in relation to the investigation and we are stepping up patrols in the local area so anyone with concerns should approach them.
“As part of our enquiries, we are appealing for anyone who was in the area and believes that they may have seen the offender or something that didn’t look quite right to contact us.
“The same goes for anyone who thinks they may know who the offender is, or have dashcam or CCTV footage from around the area at the time."
Anyone with information or footage that may help officers with their investigation should call Cheshire Constabulary on 101, or visit the Cheshire Police quoting IML 1161248.
Information can also be reported anonymously via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or by visiting the Crimestoppers website.