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Appeal to trace group who helped woman in distress

Police are trying to trace two women and a man who assisted a woman in distress following an incident in Southsea.

At around 7.10pm on Saturday, May 23 a 32-year-old woman was walking her dog along Eastern Esplanade near the Coffee Cup café when she noticed a man was following her. The man then exposed himself to her.

Feeling shocked and threatened by the mans actions, the victim approached a passing group of two women and an older man for help. The two women from this group immediately confronted the male.

The offender is described as:

  • - White
  • - 5ft 9ins – 5ft 10ins
  • - Slim build
  • - Short / receding hair
  • - He had a goatee
  • - Wearing blue trousers, a green jacket, sunglasses and carrying a dark coloured rucksack.

“The woman walking her dog was very shaken by what happened – the people who helped her and confronted the offender showed great public spirit and we're hoping they'll come forward and assist us in identifying the individual concerned. If you were a member of this group, if you know them, or if you witnessed what happened, please get in touch with us as soon as possible.”

– Detective Constable Roy Kimber

Efit released after exposures in Oxfordshire

Police want to speak to this man in connection with a series of exposures Credit: Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police is releasing an e-fit of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a series of exposures in Kidlington.

The incidents, which are believed to be linked, took place -

At about 9pm on Tuesday, 10 February, in Oxford Road, at the junction with Maple Avenue. The offender ran past the 38-year-old victim from behind and then turned around and ran back towards her, at which point he exposed himself. He then continued running along Oxford Road.

At about 9pm on Friday, 30 January, in Oxford Road. The offender ran towards the 45-year-old victim and exposed himself, before continuing to run past her. A short time later he returned, running towards the victim, before crossing the road towards the Gurkha restaurant. He then ran down an alleyway.

At about 5pm on Thursday, 29 January, in Banbury Road. A 12-year-old girl was walking towards Kidlington village centre when a man ran towards her and exposed himself.

Anyone with information about any of the incidents should contact investigating officer James Guinivan, of Banbury Local CID, via the 24-hour enquiry line 101.

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