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  • Detectives hunt elderly man after flashing primary pupils

    Ollie Cowan

    POLICE are hunting an elderly man after he exposed his genitals to primary school pupils in Churchtown.

    Detectives appealing for information after an indecent exposure incident in Churchtown, Southport shortly after 2pm on Thursday May 18.

    Officers received a report at around 2.12pm that a male had exposed himself in front of a number of pupils from Churchtown Primary school in St Cuthbert's Road.

    He was not on school property, but on the other side of a fence alongside the school field.

    The offender, who left the scene, is described as white, with white hair and wearing a blue and white short-sleeved top and black shorts.

    Witnesses say that he was on a black mobility scooter without a basket on the front and accompanied by a brown and white dog.

    Police conducted a search of the nearby Botanic Gardens and there will be additional patrols to reassure pupils, parents and the local community.

    Det Insp Robert Moss said: “None of the pupils came to any harm as a result of this incident,  but this was clearly an upsetting thing to happen to them.

    "I would like to reassure people that we are taking this incident seriously.

    "I am keen to hear from anyone who has seen a male matching this description acting suspiciously or can tell us who they are, or anyone who may have had a similar encounter."

    If you have any information on the incidents, contact Merseyside Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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