Sexual exposure in St Albans park

Herts Police are investigating

Herts Police are investigating - Credit: Debbie White

A group of people taking part in a boot camp in a St Albans park were left stunned when a man exposed himself in a children’s playground.

Herts Police have appealed for witnesses and information following the exposure in Longacres Park, Oakdene Way, on Friday, September 2.

At about 6.50am, a group of people were exercising in the park as part of a boot camp when some of them saw the man exposing himself in the children’s play area.

A spokeswoman for Herts Police said that no children were in the playground at that time, and one member of the group called police and gave details of the route that the offender took from the green space.

The flasher was described as a black man who was wearing black shorts, a blue Adidas tracksuit top and trainers.

Pc Steve Whittaker, investigating, and said: “I would appeal to anyone who was in the area of Longacres, Oakdene Way or the Alban Way on Friday morning and believe they saw the man entering or leaving the park to please contact me.”

Anyone with information should call the Herts Police non-emergency number 101.

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