Police make appeal to find the Formby flasher


Merseyside Police is appealing for information after a report that a man had exposed himself to two teenage girls in Formby yesterday, Wednesday, 1 April. 

At around 4pm, officers received a report that two 15-year-old girls had been walking through an alleyway towards Phillips Lane when a man walked past them and exposed himself.

The girls called their parents and the matter was also immediately reported to the police.

Officers attended at the scene and are speaking to both girls. CCTV opportunities from the area are being assessed and an investigation into the full circumstances is continuing.

Neighbourhood Inspector for Formby, Jim Atherton, said: “This must have been extremely distressing for both girls although they did exactly the right thing by immediately telling their parents and another member of the public who called the police.

“I want to make it clear we won’t tolerate incidents of this nature. High visibility officers will be on patrol to provide extra reassurance in the area and we are now carrying out inquiries to identify the person responsible.

“The offender is described as white and in his 40s. At the time of the incident he is believed to have been wearing a dark blue navy coat and a grey beanie hat.

“I would appeal to anyone who recognises this description or has information about the incident to get in touch with us as soon as possible.”

People with information can call officers in Formby via the 101 number or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


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