Appeal for victims to come forward as flasher targets lone women on Exeter to Dawlish buses

Police are appealing for information over reports of a flasher targeting lone women on buses travelling between Exeter and Dawlish. 

Officers are investigating a trio of incidents of a man innocently exposing himself but believe there could be more – and are urging any potential victims to come forward.

The force says all of the incidents happened on buses travelling the Exeter to Dawlish route, which also stops in Newton Abbot.

It was reported on each occasion that a man exposed himself and committed an indecent act in front of a lone female passenger.

A woman aged in her 50s reported an incident on the lower deck of the Number 2 service between 8am and 8.40am on Thursday 3 June.

A further report was made by a woman aged in her 20s on Saturday 12 June between 4.50pm and 4.55pm.

Another woman in her 50s reported an incident at around 8am on Tuesday 20 July.

Police Constable Helen Harris said: “I am specifically looking to see if there are any other victims and would encourage them to come forward. Incidents may have happened between May and 3 August this year.”

A man aged in his 50s has been recalled to prison for allegedly breaching the terms of his licence.

Police say enquiries are ongoing.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police by calling 101, or emailing 101@dc.police.uk, quoting crime reference CR/045091/21.

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