21st February 2020

‘Be alert’ after man exposes himself to schoolgirls in Taunton

Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for witnesses and asking people to be alert after a man exposed himself to two schoolgirls in Taunton.

It happened between 18:00 and 18:20 on Monday 20 January on a footpath behind Blackbrook Primary School in Taunton.

The two girls, aged 11 and 14, described the man as white, aged in his 30s, of skinny build with short dark hair wearing a T-shirt but no trousers.

“They did exactly the right thing by running off and telling a grown-up straight away” said Avon and Somerset Police.

“Neighbourhood officers have increased patrols in the area and informed the school.

They ask parents and carers to remind their children what do to if they’re alarmed by a stranger – run to the nearest safe place (their own or a friend’s home or somewhere busy like a shop) and tell an adult.”

Anyone with information which could help to identify this man should contact police online or by calling 101 quoting reference 5220015532.

Alternatively ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. They never ask your name or trace your call.