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Police advise public over flashers

The public were asked today to take photographs of flashers reported in Pembroke and Smith's parishes “if it is safe to do so”.

A police spokesman said accurate descriptions or clear photographs would help police identify and capture those committing “public acts of indecent exposure”.

It comes after incidents were reported in the Crow Lane area near Hamilton and the South Road area in Smith's.

He said: “The Bermuda Police Service continues to conduct inquiries regarding unknown men committing public acts of indecent exposure.

“If you encounter such offensive behaviour while out exercising, do not become confrontational. Instead, remain at a safe distance and get the best description you can of the offender.

“Only if it is safe to do so, take a photo with your phone — if you have it with you. Report the matter to police immediately, including the time, location and any description or photos.

He added: “An accurate description or clear photo of the offender or offenders will further assist detectives in identifying and apprehending the individual or individuals committing these public acts of indecency.”

The spokesman also urged walkers and runners to stay alert, avoid dimly lit areas, and to run or walk in pairs or as a group.

Police revealed last month that they were investigating two cases of indecent exposure after a man exposed himself to a woman near Long Lane in Hamilton Parish on February 18.

The man was described as brown-complexioned, about 5ft 7in tall and of medium build.

A man also exposed himself to a female walker on the railway trail near Grape Bay Drive in Paget on February 17.

Anyone with information about those responsible is asked to call police on 295-0011 or the Crime Stoppers hotline 800-8477

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Published March 03, 2018 at 8:00 am (Updated March 03, 2018 at 7:59 am)

Police advise public over flashers

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