Luton: Man Arrested After Popes Meadow Flashing
27 February 2013, 14:50 | Updated: 27 February 2013, 14:56
Bedfordshire Police have told Heart they want to hear from anyone who saw a man who exposed himself to a female dog walker in Popes Meadow, Luton.
The incident happened at around 8am on Sunday (24th Feb) as the 36 year-old victim walked her dog close to the wooded area in Popes Meadow. She became aware of a man walking out of the woods and then saw him conducting an indecent act.
The man followed her for a short distance until the victim called the police on her mobile phone, where upon the male ran off towards Clarendon Road. The woman then chased after the male at a distance keeping the police updated on her phone.
As she left the park, the victim spoke to another member of the public as the offender fled the area heading towards Old Bedford Road.
Officers are particular keen to hear from the man who the victim spoke with in Clarendon Road as he may have valuable information about the offender who is described as a white male, wearing a black hooded top and black tracksuit bottoms.
Sergeant Rob Clough, who is investigating the incident, is keen to speak with anyone who was in Popes Meadow or Clarendon Road on Sunday morning and may have seen the offender on that or any other morning.
A man has been arrested in connection with this offence and released on police bail pending further inquiries.
If you have information relating to this incident, contact Bedfordshire Police, in confidence, on the non-emergency 101 number, or text information to 07786 200011.
Alternatively contact independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.