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Police on hunt for Burton exposure suspect

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: August 21, 2014

By Helen Kreft

Stapenhill Gardens

Stapenhill Gardens

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POLICE are appealing for the public's help to trace a cyclist who indecently exposed himself in broad daylight to a woman walking her dog in Burton.

The incident happened at around 7.15pm on Monday, in Stapenhill Gardens (right), near Stapenhill Road.

Police have just released the information in the hope of encouraging other potential victims to get in touch.

The victim had been alone walking her dog when the suspect rode past her, passing closely on a bicycle.

She thought nothing of it, and continued to walk towards Stapenhill Road.

However, she noticed the man again as she approached a disused building. He was standing exposing himself to her.

She contacted the police after walking away, and now officers hope to catch him through information provided by the public after being unable to locate him at the time.

They have released a description of the man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident, and are also asking the public whether anyone has experienced a similar incident.

A spokesman for Staffordshire Police said: "It happened at around 7.15pm on Monday, in Stapenhill Gardens.

"A woman was walking her dog alone when a man rode past her closely on a push bike.

"As she continued on her walk towards Stapenhill Road and approached a disused building, the man was stood near the building exposing himself.

"She continued to the main road where she stopped to contact the police.

"Officers later carried out an area search for the man but were unable to locate him."

The suspect is described as white, aged in his early 30s, medium build, 5ft 6ins to 5ft 7ins tall. He also wore a dark navy or purple hooded top and stonewashed jeans.

Anyone who knows who this man may be, or who has witnessed a similar incident, is asked to contact PC Beth Coram at Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 709 of August 18.

Alternatively, they can contact independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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