Police in new bid to find Harrogate flasher

The Stray in Harrogate
The Stray in Harrogate

POLICE today launched a new appeal to find a flasher who has exposed himself to women on numerous occasions over the last eight years.

The naked man has been spotted on footpaths in the Stray Rein and Tewit Well areas of the town’s Stray, usually during the winter months, between 5pm and 9pm when the weather is dry and cold.

He is described as white, 6ft tall, of medium build with a pronounced stomach and short dark hair, possibly greying. He is partially or fully naked when he exposes himself to victims.

But police have not ruled out the possibility that more than one man could be involved.

Sgt Lee Partridge of North Yorkshire Police said: “I have reason to believe that people have witnessed activity relating to these incidents, or know something about the flasher and have not reported it to the police.

“I am appealing to anyone who has seen anything suspicious in the area or knows something about these crimes, to please get in touch. It could be someone acting furtively on the Stray or just something out of the ordinary.”

Anyone with information should call 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.