Police on patrol in Brownhills (library picture)

Indecent exposure investigation – Walsall police appeal

Police on patrol in Brownhills (West Midlands Police library picture)

Walsall police are investigating a series of indecent exposure incidents in the borough and are urging the public to come forward with information.

Since Wednesday 1 March, there have been 13 reports of a man exposing himself to women in Walsall, with four of the offences occurring in Aldridge, Brownhills and Walsall Wood.

As yet no information has been given relating to Bloxwich and district, although The Bloxwich Telegraph understands that while victims so far range from teenagers to pensioners, officers have been sharing safety advice with schools to reassure worried parents, who may receive messages from their local schools accordingly.

At no time has the man exposing himself made physical contact with any of his victims.

Detective Chief Inspector Dave Reilly, from Walsall police, said: “Despite the small but significant rise in these crimes, offences of this nature are rare and it is worth remembering that at no time has the man exposing himself touched his victims.

“That said, we are treating these incidents extremely seriously and are urging the public to help by contacting us if they have any information which may identify the man responsible.”

A host of measures are in place and officers have increased both high visibility and plain clothed patrols in areas where crimes have been reported.

Anyone with information on the person responsible should telephone police on the number 101.  Remember that the 999 number should be used only in genuine emergencies.

For advice on staying safe when out, visit: www.safer-streets.org