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Ashbourne flasher: Police issue image of suspect

By Ashbourne News Telegraph  |  Posted: April 16, 2014


THIS e-fit has been released of a man suspected of flashing in the Salvation Army shop in Ashbourne.

Police in Wiltshire have issued the picture as they are linking the Derbyshire crime to one that happened in their county.

Last Thursday customers at the shop, in Market Place, were shocked when a man removed his clothing in the changing room and paraded around the store naked.

A young schoolgirl was among the customers and staff in the store, the manager said.

The incident happened shortly before 4pm on Thursday and police are appealing for witnesses.

Wiltshire Police say their incident took place inside a Cancer Research UK charity shop in the High Street, Malmesbury on April 3.

In a move that mirrors the Ashbourne crime a man entered the shop and began trying clothes on in the changing room.

He then left the changing room and began looking at other items in the store.

At this time, he was completely naked.

This was witnessed by another customer who alerted a member of staff.

The man was then told to go back to the changing rooms and put some clothes on.

He did so and then left the store.

The man is described as white, aged between 40 and 45 years old, between 5ft 5ins and 5ft 8ins, of a stocky build with dark blonde hair which was going grey.

Anyone who recognises the man or has information should call 101.

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