Man exposed himself to two girls on York cycle path

The cycle path leading off James Street in York. Photograph © Google Street View
14 Feb 2017 @ 11.59 am
| Crime, News

A man exposed himself to two York girls on a city cycle path.

The incident happened at about 3.30pm on Saturday (February 11) on the cycle path behind James Street that runs parallel with Tang Hall Beck.

The man exposed himself and then carried out a lewd act in front of the two girls, both aged 15.

Officers have issued this description of the perpetrator.

Have you seen him?

The suspect is…

in his late 20s or early 30s
about 5ft 7in tall
of chubby/rotund build

He was wearing

his hood up which covered most of his head and eyes
baggy black ‘builder/workman’ style trousers
black rigger boots

Police are appealing for witnesses, and one specific man in particular.

He was approached by the two girls shortly after the incident on the cycle track. This witness is described as

  • white
  • with a bald head
  • wearing a black waist length coat with the buttons fastened up
  • and jeans,
  • and carrying a drink and phone.

Police would like to speak to him as an important witness, even if he did not actually see the act take place.

Anyone with information should contact police – details below.

north-yorkshire-police-logo-25How to help the police

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Oliver Lewis
Or call Crimestoppers 0800 555 111
Email Oliver Lewis here
Quote reference number 12170024145