58 year old Bournemouth man arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure in Bournemouth town centre

Detectives investigating a reported indecent exposure incident in Bournemouth are appealing for any witnesses to contact them.

At 5.30pm on Sunday 31 March 2019 a woman was cycling alone through Horseshoe Common when she saw a man stood in the bushes. On seeing the victim it is reported he indecently exposed himself.

The victim, a local woman aged in her 20s, immediately stopped cycling and called the police.

Officers attended and carried out a search of the area.

A 58-year-old man from Bournemouth was arrested nearby on suspicion of exposure and has been released on police bail while enquiries continue.

Detective Sergeant Karen Penn, of Bournemouth CID, said: “The victim was left shaken following this incident and I would like to reassure members of the public that a full and thorough investigation is underway.

“I am keen to hear from anyone who was in the Horseshoe Common area at the relevant time on Sunday and saw a man acting suspiciously or was approached by a man in a similar manner.

“Officers from the local neighbourhood policing team are fully aware of this incident and will be carrying out regular visible patrols in this area.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55190048555. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.