August 2013

Schoolgirls see man flashing in Yateley


A flasher has targeted schoolgirls in Yateley once again, in an incident police said may have links to similar episodes in May .

E-fit images of the latest suspect have now been released following the offence last month.

Between 8.30am and 9am on Monday July 15, two 13-year-old girls were walking to school via Hall Lane when they saw a man who seemed to be looking at them while exposing himself.

The man was described by the girls as being white, in his 30s and of a skinny build.

PC Victoria Bolan, from Aldershot police station, has warned parents to try to make sure children do not walk alone.

PC Bolan said: “The victims were walking to school together when they spotted the man.

“I would like to ask parents to remind their children to walk home with a friend whenever possible.

“If you are walking alone, stick to busy, well lit areas.”

She added: “Both of these girls have separately provided details for e-fits of the suspect to be produced.

“I would like to hear from anyone who thinks they may recognise the suspect from the e-fits or who was in the area at the time and saw a man acting suspiciously.”

In a previous incident in Yateley, on May 6, two 16-year-old girls saw a man committing an indecent act in woodland close to a footpath which runs between Old School Lane and Hall Lane.

At the time, Hampshire Constabulary said the girls were “understandably shocked and distressed” by what they saw.

Officers also received a similar report from a 15-year-old schoolgirl at around the same time.

The man was described by the older girls as being white, in his late 20s and of a thin build.

A further report of a similar incident was received by police on May 11.

On that occasion, a 37-year-old woman said she saw a man indecently exposing himself in the Reading Road area of Yateley.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC Bolan at Aldershot police station on 101 or call Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.