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Arrest made after incidents of indecent exposure

A TEENAGER has been arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure in Westbury and released under investigation.

The police say that while an initial arrest has been made, the investigations continue and they are still appealing for people to help with their enquiries. 

Three incidents have been reported by the police in the past month in Abbotts Court, Hackney Way and Sycamore Walk. 

“On the evening of 19/09, a young man exposed himself to a woman through a window on Sycamore Walk,” said the police. “We have also recently received a report of an incident on September 4 on Hackney Way, when a young man exposed himself to a woman. 

“These follow an incident on September 4 in the alleyway that runs to the rear of Abbotts Court towards Grassacres Park, and another incident on Friday (15/09) on Sycamore Walk.” 

On Monday this week, the Police released a statement to White Horse News saying, “We have had no further incidents reported [of indecent exposure in Westbury] but our investigation continues. A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure. He has been released under investigation and our investigations continue.” 

One local resident told White Horse News, “There have been three incidents now which is very worrying but hopefully the police have found the culprit and this can be resolved quickly. It will be a big relief to everyone.” 

The police are still appealing for help in connection with the case and asking for anyone with information to contact them.

The suspect is described as around 5ft 8ins tall of slim build, aged in his late teens or early 20s with black hair. 

Inspector Kevin Harmsworth said: “These incidents all involve a young man dressed in a black tracksuit targeting older women. My officers are carrying extra patrols in the area and are currently following a number of lines of enquiry. But we need your help. If you have information that could help us, please get in touch straight away.”

To contact the police call 101, quoting reference number 54230098144.