Police are investigating two cases of indecent exposure in York

Wigginton Road, York, and the cycle path, with New Earswick behind. Photograph © Google Street View
26 Mar 2020 @ 4.50 pm
| Crime

York police are investigating two cases of indecent exposure in the city.

The first took place at about 12.25pm on Friday (20 March) when a woman was walking on the cycle path from New Earswick towards Wigginton Road.

She saw a man step into bushes at the side of the cycle path and he exposed himself.

Police attended the scene and a search and other enquiries were carried out. So far the man has not been identified.

The woman described him as being

  • white
  • aged in his late 30s
  • with an unkempt appearance
  • wearing a blue beanie hat
  • blue jeans
  • and a green army-style jacket.

Second case

Separately, officers are looking into another incident which occurred on Kimberlow Lane, Heslington, at around 11.35am on Wednesday (25 March).

A man wearing shorts walked past a woman who noticed his private parts were in view.

He was described as

  • white
  • with dark curly hair
  • aged around 30
  • and well built.

Officers again carried out a search and enquiries without locating the man. They need to speak to him about the report.

Both woman are being kept up to date by officers.

Reassurance patrols are taking place in the areas while the investigations continue.

Anyone with information that could help the investigations are asked to call North Yorkshire Police.

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

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1 and ask for the Force Control Room
Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the website
Quote reference number 12200047349 for New Earswick, and 12200049899 for Heslington.