Man exposes himself to woman in Shrewsbury

By Lucy Todman | Shrewsbury | Crime | Published:

A man was exposing himself to a woman near the River Severn in Shrewsbury.

The incident happened close to the river path near Water Lane and New Street/ Photo: Google StreetView.

Police said the incident took place in broad daylight, close to the river path near Water Lane and New Street in the Frankwell area of the town, between 3.25pm and 3.35pm on Monday, October 2.

Officers said that a woman in her 50s was walking in the direction of the Welsh Bridge when she noticed a man standing close to the hedges at the bottom of Quarry View exposing himself.

He is said not to have approached the woman but she left the area.

Laura Maltby of West Mercia Police said the man is described as white and around 20 years old. He is said to be approximately 6ft tall, of slim to medium build, with brown shaved hair on the sides.

He was believed to be wearing a light coloured baseball cap and a shiny royal blue tracksuit.

Officers are keen to speak to anyone who saw the incident or anyone who was in the area at the time.

Anyone with information can call West Mercia Police on 101quoting incident number 473S of October 2. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or at

Lucy Todman

By Lucy Todman

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star and Shrewsbury Chronicle based in Shrewsbury.

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