Man arrested on suspicion of public masturbation in Lakeside and Coate Water

By Jamie Hill - 25 June 2020

Crime

Officers in Swindon have arrested a man on suspicion of indecent exposure following a number of reports of incidents in the town yesterday afternoon (24/06).

At approximately 5.30pm yesterday, police received reports that a man had been seen to expose himself and masturbate in public in the Lakeside area in Lawn, as well as the Coate Water area. 

Members of the public who witnessed the incidents reported them to police immediately and gave detailed descriptions of the man as well as his direction of travel.

Officers attended the area and located a man matching the descriptions given. 

A man in his 60s was arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure and is being taken to Gablecross custody for further questioning. 

Insp Louis McCoy said: “This type of behaviour is completely unacceptable and can cause members of the public to feel frightened and extremely uncomfortable. 

“Thanks to the members of the public who reported their concerns and gave detailed descriptions of the suspect, officers were able to quickly attend the scene and conduct an area search which led to one man being arrested.”

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