Arrest after man seen flashing children in Worthing

A man was seen flashing several children in Worthing over the Bank Holiday weekend, police have said.

Friday, 2nd June 2017, 5:31 pm
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 9:28 pm

A woman was cycling along Lansdowne Road on Monday (May 29) with her two children.

At about 4.20pm they passed a man who indecently exposed himself as they travelled by, officers said.

Later that afternoon police said the woman saw the same man flashing other passers-by in the area including three teenagers. He also flashed another woman the following day.

The man is described as white, 5’10”, in his mid to late 30s and of slight build. He had short ginger hair, facial stubble and was wearing a faded red t-shirt and cut-off dark blue tracksuit bottoms. He was carrying a red back pack and a plastic carrier bag. He may drive a green Mazda MX5 sports car.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said: “Police would like to hear from anyone who witnessed either incident or who may have encountered the suspect themselves. They would also like the woman who reported the indecent exposure to contact them again.

“This can be done by emailing [email protected], reporting details online at https://sussex.police.uk/appealresponse or calling 101, quoting serial 1235 of 30/05.

A 38-year-old man from Horsham has been arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure and possessing cannabis.

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