February 2021

Serial flasher hunted by cops after ‘breaking sex offender register rule’

A serial flasher who is banned from working with children and who was previously jailed for exposing himself is wanted by police after allegedly breaching an order as a registered sex offender.

Birmingham police issued an appeal to track down Ross Addiss, of no fixed address, after the force said he breached a notification requirement.

The 31-year-old was previously jailed for 15 months in 2012 but has been arrested seven times for indecent exposure or flashing

Addiss, then aged 23, exposed himself to a woman which left her “scared and upset” as she made her way to Wolverhampton railway station.

During the proceeding court case prosecutor David Swinnerton said it was the sixth time Addiss had been arrested for exposure.

Addiss admitted the train station exposure and stealing CDs and computer games valued at £216 from the Morrisons supermarket in Bilston.

Judge John Wait, sitting at Wolverhampton Crown Court, told him the exposures had been “willed and calculated.”

Addiss was banned from working with children and had to register as a sex offender for a decade until 2022.

Following the latest alleged notification requirement breach, Birmingham Police posted on Facebook: “