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Police link four incidents of pervert's flashing near Ashford schools Highworth school and John Wallis Academy

04 February 2014
by KentOnline reporter

A pervert who behaved indecently or flashed at girls as young as 11 near schools is being hunted by police.

Officers are linking four sightings of a man in his 20s near two schools in Ashford early in the morning.

On three of the occasions the exposures were within yards of Highworth Grammar School for Girls. On another occasion the incident was close to John Wallis Academy.

In each case they were between 7.45am and just after 8.30am.

Two of the efits following the indecent exposures in Ashford

Two of the efits following the indecent exposures in Ashford

The first sighting was on Friday, January 10, when a white man with blond hair was said to have driver a white van into a bust stop on Maidstone road.

Described as between 20 and 25 years old, he was wearing jeans and a T-shirt and was said to be touching himself.

The next day - on Kingsnorth Road and close to a sporting event - a man described as white and in his late 20s was said to have driven alongside an 11-year-old girl.

He asked for directions, with his window wound down. He had spikey brown hair and was wearing a grey T-shirt but no trousers. He was driving a silver car, possibly a Ford.

More images of the alleged sex pest

More images of the alleged sex pest

Then, on January 14, a 12-year-old girl was waiting at a bus stop at the junction of Quantock and Maidstone Roads when a white Ford van drove up and stopped.

The girl saw the driver pull his trousers down and touch himself. She described him as being between 20 and 30 years old with short dark hair, clean cut and possibly with tanned skin.

Two days later she saw the same man in a different car, possibly a Volvo Estate.

He drove into the same bus stop and appeared to use his phone, but a bus arrived and he had to move.

Highworth Grammar School for Girls in Ashford

Finally, on January 15 two girls aged 11 and 12 were waiting at the bus stop opposite the Tesco filling station in Park Farm when a white van pulled up.

The driver was seen masturbating. He is described as a white man with shabby dark hair which was long and brushed over to the side and was wearing a grey jumper with Adidas on the front and grey jogging bottoms.

The four incidents are being linked and officers believe they are looking for one man.

If anyone knows the identity of anyone in the e-fits they are asked to contact Detective Sergeant Steve Mart on 01303 289140.

Alternatively if you have information but would prefer to remain anonymous call Kent Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

 

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