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14 January 2015, 11:30
Police in Weston-super-Mare are urging women to 'be aware' about reports of a flasher or flashers in the town. They are suggesting women don't wear headphones so they can hear what is going on around them.
There have been 9 incidents in recent months - police aren't sure if they are linked but are looking at the possibility.
They are telling Heart on Wednesday 7th January - a 28-year-old woman was walking along Coombe Road at about 5pm when a man crossed the road and exposed his underwear to her.
Other recent incidents:
Neighbourhood PC Gemma Harper said: "This sort of incident is not common in Weston, but we have now had nine incidents reported to us in three months. While we can't say for sure that they are linked, the description of the suspect in each case is quite similar - a white man in his late teens to mid 20s, clean shaven and slim, wearing jogging bottoms and a dark coloured hooded top.
"I would ask anyone who has an experience like this to report it immediately on 999. We have carried out house-to-house enquiries in each area, but we'd like to hear from anyone with any information about these offences. Contact us through our website or by calling 101 quoting reference 2508/15. Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. They never ask your name of trace your call."
They say key advice for women includes: