Police have acted swiftly following a report of a man exposing himself in a York park.
They were contacted shortly after 6pm on Wednesday (26 April) to Rawcliffe Park.
A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “Our officers immediately attended and within seven minutes of the initial call coming in to us we had detained a suspect.
“A 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure. He has since been released on conditional police bail and our enquires are continuing.”
York police have sought to reassure the local community following the arrest.
Inspector Lee Pointon said: “We understand this incident will have caused concern in the local community and I would like to reassure people that a suspect has been arrested and an investigation is underway.
“We would ask that members of the public don’t speculate about the incident or share material related to this incident online, while the investigation continues.
“Please allow the legal pathway to take its course and do not take any action which could jeopardise this process.”
Anyone with relevant information about the incident who has not already talked to police can contact them via 101, select option 2 and quote our reference number 12230074576.
Police added that if you are ever in this situation or feel threatened, then “always call us immediately on 999”.