Search For New Forest Flasher

Police in the New Forest are appealing for information following an indecent exposure incident which occurred in Ashurst on Tuesday (Jan 4).

A 15-year-old girl was walking along Ibbotson Way at around 8.15am when a man allegedly attempted to expose himself to her.

The man was initially walking in front of the girl after getting out of a red car. He was seen to walk along a pathway that leads to the Rushington Business Park. He then walked back towards the girl and stopped about six feet in front of her when she noticed that the zip on his trousers was undone. 

The girl shouted ‘go away’ to the man which caused him to run off.

The man is described as:

  • White
  • around 30 years old
  • tall
  • slim build
  • clean shaven
  • short dark hair with no styling gel
  • wearing beige trousers, a brown jumper and smart loafer type shoes
  • and carrying a beige coloured rucksack.

The red car that the man was seen to get out of was a new, modern looking vehicle that was in good condition. It had four doors and is thought to have been similar to a Peugeot 107 in shape.

PC Rhianon Greenslade, of Hythe police station, said:

“If anyone has any information about this incident or has seen anyone matching the description above in the area then please contact police.

“Incidents like this are very rare in this area. However, we would advise people to be vigilant and to report any suspicious behaviour to police immediately. Try and avoid walking alone, especially in isolated areas. It is always better to walk in a group.”

Anyone with any information should contact PC Rhianon Greenslade at Hythe police station on 101 or call the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111, where information can be left anonymously.