Man hiding in bushes exposes himself to woman six weeks after man was seen masturbating in same area

A man exposed himself to a woman in Stroud this afternoon (June 20). The police are investigating whether the incident relates to a similar incident in the area when a man was seen masturbating on May 9.

According to Gloucestershire Constabulary, the victim was walking from Woodchester in the direction of Stroud when the incident took place at around 12.50pm. The man was stood on on a steep embankment off the cycle path which runs alongside the A46 Bath Road.

The force say: “It appeared as though the man was trying to hide in overgrown bushes and was seen to be pulling up his trousers.

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“The man was described as being white, around 5ft 9ins in height, of a slim build and is thought to be under 30 years old. He was wearing a baseball cap, long shorts and a top with short or rolled up sleeves.

“A search of the area took place however the man was not located.”

Investigating officers are now appealing for witnesses to come forward and help their enquiries. Anyone with information is asked to fill in this online form, quoting incident number 191 of 20 June. Alternatively, you can call police on 101.

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