Police have appealed for information following an incident in Chapel Hill Woods, Torquay yesterday, Tuesday 28 November.
Police are investigating a report that a man grabbed and exposed himself to a 12-year-old girl in the woods off Newton Road. The incident happened at around 4pm.
The girl was able to run away from the suspect to safety. She is now being supported by specialist officers.
A police cordon remains in place in the area, with police at the scene. Police were present outside of local secondary schools this afternoon as the school day finished. Enquiries continue.
The suspect is described as a white male aged in his 30s, around 6ft in height and with stubble. He was wearing a red hooded top, dark-blue jeans and a light-blue denim jacket.
Detective Inspector Jennifer Rose said: “We understand this is a rare but concerning incident and we have significant resources working on a thorough investigation.
“Residents can expect to see an increased police presence in the area while our enquiries continue.
“We are urging anyone with information – or who may have seen a man matching the description of the suspect in the area – to contact us.”
Contact police via our website here or by calling 101 quoting reference 50230312090.
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