Police are appealing for information after a man exposed himself outside a property in Burnley, that police believe is linked to several other incidents in the area.
The incident happened outside a property in Rosehill Road at about 2.50am yesterday (May 10). The incident is linked to several others which happened in the Burnley, Padiham and Pendle areas.
Two men previously arrested as part of our enquiries have been released with no action.
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The first incident happened outside a property in Pasturegate, Burnley, at 5.05pm on August 17, last year. The second happened outside a property on Hardy Avenue, Nelson, at 11.10pm on December 31.
The third happened outside a property in Padiham Road, Burnley, at 7.15am on January 27. The fourth happened outside a property in Manchester Road, Burnley, at 6.03am on February 2.
The fifth happened outside a property in Pasturegate, Burnley, at 5.17am on April 24. The suspect is described as white, in his 20’s, short and of a stocky build.
Enquiries are ongoing to identify the person responsible and police are appealing for people to check their CCTV, dashcam or doorbell footage to see if they captured anybody matching the description acting suspiciously in the areas the offences have taken place around the days and times mentioned.
DC Lee Walker, of East CID, said: “These incidents are clearly very distressing for the victims. We are doing all we can to identify the individual responsible and we have a dedicated team of officers assigned to this case.
“I appreciate some time has passed since some of the incidents have happened, but I would ask anybody with information which could assist our enquiries to contact the police as soon as possible. Even if you think that a piece of information isn’t significant, I would urge you to contact us so that we can review it alongside other intelligence and information we have.
“I would also ask people to check any footage they may have covered the areas the offences have taken place at to see if they have captured anything which could assist our investigation.
“Finally, I want to appeal directly to the person who is committing these crimes to search his conscience, do the decent thing and hand himself in.”
Anyone with information or footage is asked email [email protected] or call 101, quoting log 0796 of May 10, 2022.