flasher ordeal for girls

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THREE incidents of indecent exposure in Mildenhall have been reported to police in the last seven weeks.

In all three incidents, a man described as being in his 20s or 30s exposed himself to girls in roads and footpaths around Kingsway.

The first incident occurred at 4.35pm on March 16 when a girl reported to police that she had witnessed a man standing by a wooden fence performing a sex act.

Five minutes later a second girl reported that a man had grabbed her by the arm in the same area.

However the man did not try to drag her away or make her follow him and she was able to leave the scene quickly.

The latest incident occurred on April 17 when a man exposed himself to two girls walking down the footpath to the rear of the social club.

One of the girls noticed him loitering on the side of the footpath before the incident and told her friend to speed up.

As they approached him, the man asked the girls in an American accent: “Do you know where the KFC is?” The question caused the two girls to turn around and they witnessed him performing a sex act.

The girls immediately dialled the police and told the man what they were doing but despite this they said he did not leave the scene immediately.

The mother of one of the victims said: “It worries me as a mum because a lot of kids walk down the alley, I think they need to be made aware.”

In all cases, the suspect was described as being a white man of medium build between 5ft 4in and 6ft.

The first two victims reported that he had brown hair, however in the third incident he was wearing a black baseball cap.

The girls’ reports of the suspect’s age have varied between early 20s and 30s .

Sgt Christian Chisnall, of Suffolk Police, said: “Officers are conducting targeted patrols in the area and inquiries are currently in hand.

“Police would be keen to hear from anyone who has information on the suspect or any further incidents.

“We would urge people to report any such incidents to us as quickly as possible and to maintain some sensible personal safety steps when out and about.”