Police hunt for Sompting flasher

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A MAN exposed himself to a pensioner outside a Sompting shop yesterday (Thursday, February 10).

Police are appealing for witnesses after the man flashed a 74-year-old woman who was entering the One Stop shop, in Cokeham Road, Sompting, at around 2.15pm.

The man then hid in a nearby hedge and exposed himself again when the woman left the shop.

He was white, in his late 40s to early 50s, of unusually skinny build and wearing a dark grey anorak with a hood pulled tightly around his face.

At no point did the man try to get close to the woman or touch her.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or who may have information about the man, is asked to contact Sussex Police on 0845 6070999 quoting serial 872 of 10/2 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.