Police hunt for serial flasher

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YOUNG girls are being warned to be on their guard after a flasher has been spotted exposing himself outside South Yorkshire schools.

The offender has struck four times in the Kimberworth and Clifton areas of Rotherham.

His first victim was a shocked 11-year-old girl who was flashed at as she stood at a bus stop opposite Clifton Comprehensive School on Friday, June 10.

A 13-year-old girl was then flashed at while she was standing at a bus stop on Kimberworth Road, Ferham, on her way to school on Friday, July 22.

An 11-year-old girl then spotted the man exposing himself while she was at a bus stop on New Wortley Road, near Kimberworth, on Tuesday, October 11.

And the following day a 10-year-old girl saw him as she stood at a bus stop on Meadowhall Road, at the end of the drive to Meadow View Primary School, at the end of lessons.

All four schoolgirls have given similar descriptions of the flasher.

They say he was aged between 30 and 40, between 5ft 8ins and 6ft tall and slim.

He had a pale complexion and distinctive wrinkles on his face, most noticeable around his mouth and eyes.

The offender wore workman-style clothing including a sleeveless high visibility fluorescent jacket.

South Yorkshire Police stress the man has not made any attempt to harm or abduct the girls.

Superintendent Andrew Parker said: “I can appreciate this news is going to create a great deal of concern and worry, especially for parents of schoolgirls in the Kimberworth and Clifton areas.

“I want to reassure parents and the local communities where these incidents have happened, that we are doing everything we can to apprehend this offender.

“Schools in the areas concerned have been made aware of this situation and parents and local residents are asked to remain vigilant, especially during the morning and afternoon school runs, and report to the police any suspicious activity, or anyone seen matching the description of the offender.”

n Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote reference 795 of October 12, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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