Man arrested in connection with string of indecent exposures

police car rear at night 600pxOfficers investigating a series of indecent exposures across Southampton, and one in Chandler’s Ford, have now made an arrest.


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A man was arrested on Wednesday (May 15) on suspicion of six counts of indecent exposure.

On May 2 police were called to three reports of a man indecently exposing himself to a woman in her 30s, a woman in her 40s and a 16-year-old girl between 4.20pm and 7pm, in the wooded area between St Marys Church and Monks Way .

They were later called to a fourth report of a man exposing himself to a 16-year-old girl at Swaythling train station on the same day, at around 6.30pm.

On Tuesday 7 May it was reported that a man had indecently exposed himself to a group of girls on Turnpike Way in Hedge End, and on Monday 13 May it was reported that a man had indecently exposed himself to a 14-year-old girl on Fairisle Road.

The man has currently been released from police custody on conditional bail to allow for further enquiries to continue.

“Our investigation into each of these incidents is ongoing and officers will remain in the affected areas carrying out high visibility reassurance patrols,” said a spokesperson.
“In the meantime, we are still asking anyone who has any information about either of these incidents to please contact us on 101, quoting the reference number 44240183999 for the Riverside Park incidents, 44240191011 for the Hedge End incident, and 44240200389 for the Fairisle Road incident.”

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