UPDATE: Man arrested after two flashing incidents near Sheffield school

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Police have increased patrols around a Sheffield school after two reports of a ‘flasher’ indecently exposing himself.

It was reported that at around 3.30pm on Thursday, January 7, a man exposed himself on Batemoor Road.

About 10 minutes later, a man matching the same description then exposed himself in the underpass on Chesterfield Road South between Batemoor and Low Edges.

Today, officers have upped patrols around Meadowhead School on Dyche Lane and the South Yorkshire Police said they are working with the school and the wider community.

UPDATE: A man has tonight been arrested by police following the story being published on The Star website.

South Yorkshire Police have arrested a 44-year-old man from the Batemoor area of Sheffield.

The man is currently being interviewed by officers.

Inspector Ian Stubbs, from the Sheffield South West Local Police Team, said: “South Yorkshire Police takes this kind of behaviour extremely seriously and I can reassure parents and residents that our officers are in the area and working hard to identify this man.

“We are reviewing CCTV and talking to people in the community to gather information.

“We are following a number of positive lines of enquiry and continue to work with the school to reassure parents and raise awareness.

“If you see anyone acting suspiciously or if you have any information about the incidents please contact 101 quoting incident number 624 of January 7 2016.”

Insp Stubbs also encouraged the public to share any photos of the man directly with police rather than using social media.

He added: “We are aware that photos are being circulated on social media and would advise members of the public to contact police directly with any information they have as this could compromise an investigation.”