Second flasher is hunted by police

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A grandmother has told how she was targeted by a flasher as she walked her grandson through a South Ribble park.

Detectives fear a second flasher is on the loose in the area after two women were targeted by the same man in a week.

The first victim, who asked not to be identified, said she was walking along a path through a park off Watkin Lane, Lostock Hall, when she spotted the man.

As she walked past he indecently exposed himself.

The 39-year-old said: “I noticed this guy in the bushes which I thought was a bit strange.

“As I got a bit nearer I realised what he was doing but he didn’t turn round, he didn’t flinch, he just carried on.

“I was really concerned because of the time of day. It was 3.15pm and the girls were coming out of school. They use that path to get home and that is why I called the police.

“It was quite scary. I didn’t want to look around. I just thought is he going to come and get me and then there will just be my grandson on his own?

“I made it to the main road and that is when I rang the police. I have not been back apart from with the police. I probably will go back but I will be more wary.”

The incident happened on March 21.

A second woman, aged 24, was targeted at 4.25pm on Wednesday in the same area.

The man was thin and wearing a jacket with a hoodie underneath and pulled up on both occasions. He was also wearing jeans.

The appeal comes after a re-appeal last week about a flasher who has targeted schoolgirls on several occasions in Penwortham.

Det Sgt Jon Cass, of South Ribble CID, said: “These are very upsetting incidents for anyone to witness. We would ask anyone who thinks they know this person to come forward.”

Call police on 101.