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Probe launched after exposing himself in Hargate Woods in Tunbridge Wells

probe launched after exposing himself in hargate woods in tunbridge wells

Kent Police has received reports of indecent exposure in Tunbridge Wells and are appealing to the public for information.

Detective Sergeant Richard Pringle of the Tunbridge Wells Community Safety Unit said: ‘Between Saturday 26 May and Sunday 8 July, we received five separate reports of a man exposing himself in Hargate Woods near Broadwater Down. The incidents happened during the morning and late afternoon.’

The man is described as being white, aged being in his late 20s to 40s, of proportionate build with short blond or brown hair. One victim described tattoos on his arms.

DS Pringle continued: ‘There were two further reports of a man exposing himself at around 7pm on Monday 9 July and Wednesday 11 July in Gladstone Road and Rusthall Road. The man is described as being white, in his 20s and wearing a brown or blue top and jogging bottoms.

‘We are linking these incidents and my officers are conducting a number of enquiries to track down the suspect. I would urge people to remain vigilant, be aware of your surroundings and if you have any concerns about suspicious behaviour report it immediately on 101 or 999 in an emergency.’

If you have information that can assist the investigation, please call Kent Police on 01622 604100 quoting reference YY/24598/18.

Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers in Kent anonymously on 0800 555 111.