Appeal after teenager subjected to “distressing” indecent exposure

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A 17-year-old girl was subjected to a “distressing” incident when a man exposed himself in front of her.

West Yorkshire Police are appealing for anyone who has any information about the incident, which took place at around 11.50am on Friday July 10 on Carr Lane, Dewsbury.

The young woman was approached by a man on a chrome Vespa-style scooter who rode past her and then stopped at the end of the lane.

As she approached, the victim saw the suspect had exposed himself and was performing an indecent act. She then ran away and the suspect left the area

The man was white, aged 40 or above and wearing a green khaki fleece top, cream trousers and a silver/chrome retro style open faced helmet.

PCSO James Hyde of the Dewsbury and Mirfield NPT, said: “Enquiries are ongoing into what has clearly been a distressing incident for the young victim and we are keen to trace the man responsible.

“Both his scooter and helmet are distinctive and it is likely he will be known in his local area.”

Anyone with information can contact the Dewsbury and Mirfield NPT on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.