Police have released an e-fit image after a man was reported exposing himself to a woman in a popular nature spot in Cheshire.
Cheshire Constabulary are investigating after the man, who was 'completely naked' under his leather trench coat, was holding a knife as he ran out of Rivacre Woods in Ellesmere Port shortly after 10pm on Wednesday, February 9. The man said nothing to the woman, who was walking a dog nearby, before running back into the woods after the dog barked at him.
The man is described as being white, approximately 6’ in height, of a very slim build and in his early 30’s. He is reported to have very distinctive large round eyes. He was wearing a plain, dark, baseball cap and had long shoulder length curly hair which was sticking out the sides of the cap.
He was wearing a full-length dark trench coat, possibly of leather material as it appeared to be shiny, reports Cheshire Live. The man was completely naked under the coat and was carrying a small folding knife at the time. Police are appealing for anyone who recognises the man to come forward with information that can help with their enquiries.
PC Mark Bell, of Ellesmere Port local policing unit, said: “Since the incident was reported we have been carrying out a number of enquiries including viewing CCTV footage and doorbell cameras as well as speaking to a number of people in the area. Following that we think the man in the e-fit may have information that could assist with our investigation. I would urge anyone who may recognise the identity of the man to please come forward and I would also appeal directly to him to get in touch.
“This is clearly concerning behaviour and although we haven’t received any further reports it is important we speak to this man. If you have information, CCTV or dashcam footage that may be of use to the investigation and you have not yet spoken to an officer please do contact us.”
Anyone with information should contact Cheshire Constabulary online quoting IML 1197938. Alternatively information can be given by calling Cheshire Constabulary on 101 or anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.