POLICE in Uttoxeter have issued a CCTV image of a man suspected of exposing himself to a 12- year-old girl and her grandmother at the town’s bus station.
Officers from the East Staffordshire Local Policing Team (LPT), which covers the town, have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to about the incident in Uttoxeter in a continued attempt to catch the culprit The incident happened at around 11.45am on Monday, July 23 at the bus station in Bradley Street.
The offender approached the 12-year-old girl and exposed himself before walking off towards Iceland and the Co-op Supermarket in The Maltings shopping centre.
With it being the first day of the school summer holidays and with the weather being warm and sunny police believed there would have been several witnesses to the incident or people who saw the suspect but they have yet to trace the guilty man.
The offender is described as a white man aged in his late 60s to early 70s, 5ft 8ins tall with a slim build and short grey hair.
He wore a red and navy T-shirt with blue striped shorts, trainers and a distinct blue knee-length overall/jacket.
Police said at the time that the episode had been a ‘very upsetting incident for the girl and her grandmother’.
Investigating officer, PC Josie Shepherd, from Uttoxeter Police, told the Advertiser the incident at the bus station was now being linked to a similar indecent exposure in Derbyshire the following day.
She said: “Two days later there was a similar incident near Peacocks in Ripley High Street, Derbyshire.
“Due to the similarities in the description given by the witnesses and the CCTV images we believe the same man is responsible.
“The image was previously released by Derbyshire Police and published on their website but so far no one has come forward.” Anyone who recognises the man is asked to contact PC Josie Shepherd at Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 260 of 23 July, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.