Woman terrified that Scunthorpe 'flasher' is still walking the streets
A WOMAN who alleges a man indecently exposed himself to her while she was on her way to work said she is "terrified" he is still walking the streets.
Police are investigating two separate reports of a man indecently exposing himself in the same area of Scunthorpe. They have issued an e-fit of the man they want to speak to.
The 21-year-old victim, who cannot be named, was walking alone down a passageway between Ajax Court and Phoenix Parkway in Scunthorpe at about 5am on Thursday, February 28.
Speaking to the Telegraph, she said: "I had my earphones in but the music was turned down so I could hear what was going on around me. I heard someone shout 'Oi' but carried on walking. I then heard keys jingling and could see a man running at my side."
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The man approached the woman and is alleged to have pushed her against a fence when she noticed he was indecently exposing himself.
She said: "I was in shock and managed to run away.
"I was terrified and now cannot walk to work on my own or go down the same route.
"I keep getting flashbacks and am finding it difficult to sleep. It has knocked my confidence and I am finding it hard to concentrate at work – I broke down in tears one day.
"The fact he is still out there terrifies me and I hope he is caught soon."
Shortly after 7am on Tuesday, February 26, a similar incident took place at the same spot.
A woman saw a man who appeared to be indecently exposing himself. He tried to engage in conversation with her, but she ignored him and walked away.
This man is described as white, around 5ft 10ins tall and in his late 20s to early 30s. He was clean shaven and wearing black trousers, black trainers, a black coat and black beanie hat.
Humberside Police say both incidents are "potentially" linked and have released an electronic image of a man they are attempting to locate.
Detective Constable April Cook, of Humberside Police, said: "I would like to reassure people in the local area that the women were not injured during these incidents and officers have conducted localised patrols in an attempt to locate the man.
"Our current enquiries indicate, that due to the nature of both incidents, it is potentially the same man who is responsible for both offences.
"I am hoping anyone who can help police identify him will come forward and provide us with the information we need to locate him."
Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting log 58 of 26 Feb 2012.