Police hunt for Conisbrough flasher

Police tape.
Police tape.

A man in his mid 20s has allegedly indecently exposed himself to a woman on a disability scooter in Conisbrough.

The incident is alleged to have occurred as a 56-year-old woman on a disability scooter was travelling from Church Street to Wellgate, close to the Natwest bank.

While travelling along a tree-lined path towards Wellgate, it is reported that an unknown man appeared in front of the woman, exposing himself.

He is then believed to have run away in the direction of Wellgate.

The man is described as being white, in his mid-20s, of slim build with a long face.

He is described as having dirty teeth with a generally dirty appearance, with an unshaven face and dark facial hair.

He is believed to have a small mark on his left cheek, which may be a tattoo, and a gold stud in his right earlobe.

He was reportedly wearing a dirty cream coloured baseball cap turned backwards with a dark coloured zip up jacket that went past his waist.

Officers are currently working to establish whether this incident, which occurred between 1pm and 1.30pm on October 5, is linked to recent reports of sexual assaults in the Denaby Crags area.

Temporary Detective Chief Inspector Jade Brice said: “We are aware that the local community is concerned about the number of reports of similar incidents in recent weeks in this area.”

“We are taking every report of this nature very seriously and following all lines of enquiry to identify those responsible.”

“We have not yet established whether this exposure is linked to other incidents in the area, but continue our daily patrols with officers treating this as a high priority investigation.”

“It has also been brought to our attention that members of the community may be engaging in their own enquiries to try and assist us with our investigation.”

“While we appreciate the desire to identify the offender, it could have a detrimental effect on our investigation, so we would urge anyone who does have information to come forward and report it to us.”

“Please give us a call and tell us what you know and it will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.”

Anyone with information is urged to call Doncaster CID on 101 quoting incident number 575 of October 5 2014.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.