Bus stop flasher is hunted by police

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A MAN is being hunted by police after he flashed at an 11-year-old Rotherham schoolgirl as she waited at a bus stop.

He indecently exposed himself to the youngster as she looked at a bus timetable opposite Clifton Comprehensive School, Clifton.

The shocked youngster ran back to school to inform her teachers of the incident and the alarm was raised.

Police said the culprit was last see running off along Middle Lane, before turning right into Clifton Grove to make his escape.

Detective Constable Claire Mann, who is investigating this incident, said: “Although the girl was not hurt, she was extremely distressed by this incident.

“I want to reassure parents and residents in the area that this appears to be a one-off incident and I would ask anyone who knows who this man is to contact the police or Crimestoppers.”

The man involved was white, aged in his late 30s or early 40s and was around 5ft 9ins to 6ft tall.

He had short brown hair, which was greying at the sides.

His victim told police officers the flasher also had distinctive wrinkles on his cheeks, around his mouth and on his forehead.

He was wearing a yellow high visibility waistcoat, a blue short sleeved t-shirt and black trousers when he struck.

Police have only just released information about the incident, which happened at 3.50pm on Friday June 10, because of the amount of time it can take to interview child witnesses.

They say they have also been carrying out their own initial enquiries in the hope of apprehending the man but are now asking for the public’s help.

Witnesses or anyone with information about the man responsible should call South Yorkshire Police on 0114 2202020 and ask for DC Claire Mann, quoting reference 687 of June 10.

Crimestoppers can also be contacted on 0800 555111.