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Man exposed himself to 9-year-old girl in Ashton.
Thursday 18th June 2015 @ 15:55 by Anna Fletcher
Ashton News

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Police are hunting a man who exposed himself to a 9-year-old in Ashton.

It happened around 3pm last Sunday on Ripon Street.

The nine-year-old girl was playing with her friend when a man in a small grey car (possibly a Nissan micra), pulled up alongside them and beckoned her over.

After a brief conversation the man began to perform a sexual act upon himself.

Frightened the girl and her friend ran away and told her father who contacted the police.

Officers are now appealing to anyone with information about the incident to come forward.

The offender is described as being an Asian man, 28-30-years-old, with a shaved head, stubble, yellow teeth and wearing a maroon-coloured camouflage jacket and dark blue jeans. It is also believed he had a tattoo of a crown on his right hand.

The girls also described a dent under either the rear left or rear right light of the car the offender was driving.

Detective Constable Peter Goddard said: “I’m sure any parent reading or hearing this appeal will share that feeling of outrage and disgust that such a young girl has been forced to see a grown man exposing himself in this way.

“I want to stress to parents that no attempt was made to either snatch or physically harm the child.

“However, that in no way diminishes the seriousness of this offence or our determination to catch this man so that he cannot frighten or expose himself to anyone else.

“I would therefore urge anyone with information to come forward. In particular, we are appealing for witnesses in the area who may have either seen the incident or who may have seen the car and a man matching this description in the area at that time to contact us.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.