Police launch hunt to find man who sexually exposed himself to teenage girls in Rugby

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POLICE are investigating reports of a man sexually exposing himself to young girls in Leicester Road and are urging the public to help them identify him.

The man is believed to have jumped out from bushes between Newton Manor Lane island and Boughton Road island at about 4pm on Wednesday and Thursday this week as the teenage girls were walking past.

He is described as a white male, aged about 30 years old, of large build with a stubby beard. He was wearing glasses, a hat and a blue hoody.

A man matching that description was also reported to be exposing himself on a canal footpath near to Crowthorns at about 7.30am on Wednesday morning.

Police have interviewed a number of people in connection with the incidents as part of their local enquiries and have stepped up patrols of the area.

Chief Inspector Bob Musgrove: “We do not want to frighten people but we do want them to be aware of this man and his behaviour and to be vigilant when walking through these areas.

“The girls who witnessed his behaviour were frightened but did the right thing in going straight home and contacting police.

“Local officers will continue to have a visible presence in the locations in the hope of catching this offender but we also need local people to help us identify him.

“If anyone sees him, or can help identify him, I would ask them to call police immediately. It is important that we find him and put a stop to this activity for the safety and peace of mind of everyone in the community.”

Anyone with information about this man is asked to contact Warwickshire Police on 01926 415000 or the new 101 number.

If you witness an offence in progress please dial 999.