Detectives hunting serial Leeds flasher


Detectives issued an appeal yesterday as part of efforts to identify a serial flasher linked to a series of incidents in Leeds.

Officers have been carrying out extensive enquiries into four ‘public indecency’ incidents which happened in St Mark’s Road, Woodhouse, during February and March.

They now believe the same suspect is behind for all four.

On the last three occasions, he approached lone women in the street and spoke to them before exposing himself and committing a lewd act.

During the first, he was seen loitering on a grassed area and was believed to be committing a lewd act under his coat.

Detective Inspector Mark Strother, of Leeds District CID, said: “These offences have caused understandable distress to the victims. It is possible that he has committed other similar offences but that these may have not been reported and we would like to hear from anyone who has been a victim of any such offence in that area.”

The incidents all took place roughly between 8pm and 9pm.

They happened on Thursday, February 16; twice on Wednesday, February 22, and again on Friday, March 24.

The suspect is described as Asian or possibly mixed race, aged in his late teens to early twenties, and had dark hair. He was wearing a long dark-coloured coat.

Det Insp Strother added: “The incidents have all occurred on the same street at around the same time of day so we believe the suspect will probably have links to the area or may live in the vicinity.”