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Van driver exposes himself to woman, 66, near Oswestry

By Sue Austin | Oswestry | News | Published:

A man indecently exposed himself to a woman walking her dog on the country lane.

Police are appealing to the local community for information after the incident near Oswestry.

The 66-year-old victim was walking along a country lane in Hengoed when she was approached by a white transit van at about 3.30pm on June 16.

The offender pulled up alongside the victim and asked for directions to Oswestry.

Constable Dave Wagg said: "It is believed that the man was exposing himself within the vehicle whilst committing a lewd act."

He said the victim was very distressed and shaken.

The offender left the scene in the direction of Weston Rhyn, after another vehicle approached from behind.

The man is described as white, aged about 40, of large build, with dark shaved hair and unshaven. He was wearing a white or cream coloured polo shirt.

Constable Wagg said: "This type of incident is extremely rare in the area and I would like to reassure the community that we are taking this report extremely seriously.

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"We are especially appealing to the driver who appeared to interrupt the incident, to come forward, as they may have vital information that may assist with the investigation."

"Officers will be giving particular attention to the area and I would urge anyone with information that could assist with our inquiry to contact police on 101 and quote incident 548s of 16 June 2017."

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or at crimestoppers-uk.org

Sue Austin

By Sue Austin
Chief Reporter

Chief reporter of the Oswestry/Mid Wales office. Keen to hear your news.

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