Man flashes young boy near Welwyn Garden City primary school

Man under investigation after child flashed in Welwyn Garden City.

Man under investigation after child flashed in Welwyn Garden City. - Credit: Archant

The police are hunting a man who exposed himself to a boy this morning by a Welwyn Garden City primary school.

Police were called at 9.10am to Watchlytes Primary School to reports that a man had exposed himself to a boy in an alleyway near to the school.

A police spokeswoman said: “This is being linked to an incident that occurred on Friday just before 2pm in Herns Lane.”

On Friday a man described as white, aged in his 40s, around 5ft 6in tall and of stocky build, was seen indecently exposing himself by a member of the public before he ran off in the direction of Morrisons.

He had an untidy brown beard and was wearing a blue jacket, blue jogging bottoms with stripes down the side, stripy trainers and a blue baseball cap with a hood over the top.

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Sergeant David Stansbury, from the Welwyn Hatfield Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “This was obviously a distressing incident for the young boy and I understand that many parents will be concerned about what has happened.

“We are following a number of significant enquiries to identify and arrest the offender and, in the meantime, patrols are being increased in the local area.

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“I’m appealing for anyone who believes they have seen the offender or may know who is responsible to get in touch with me by calling Hertfordshire Constabulary’s non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference B1/17/3982.

“If there is a crime in progress always dial 999.”

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