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Jogger spots streaker before dawn in Paget

Police are reminding runners and walkers to remain vigilant and avoid dimly lit areas while exercising after an alleged incident yesterday morning.

The advice this evening comes after an alleged encounter involving a female jogger near Trimingham Hill, Paget.

The alleged incident was described in an e-mail obtained by The Royal Gazette last night.

The woman said she was running in the area this morning at about 6.10am when a “streaker” emerged from behind a trash can.

She described shining a flashlight on the man and screaming at him until we ran away.

The woman said she then flagged down a man on a bicycle and told him what had happened.

A Bermuda Police Service spokesman contacted last night said he was unsure if a report about the incident had been made to police.

He said that police recommended that runners and walkers exercise in pairs or groups.

The spokesman said: “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.”

He added: “Only if it is safe to do so, take a photo with your phone, if you have it with you.”

The spokesman said that any incident should be reported to police immediately, including the time it took place, the location, and any description of the person involved.

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

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Published October 05, 2018 at 9:00 am (Updated October 05, 2018 at 9:01 am)

Jogger spots streaker before dawn in Paget

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