Man sought over indecency towards girls in East Grinstead street

Police in East Grinstead are searching for a man who acted indecently towards a group of young girls in the street before running off.

At about 3pm on Monday 14 February the four girls, aged 14 and 15, were walking along Moat Road, East Grinstead, when the man shouted at them whilst exposing himself and acting indecently towards them.

The girls shouted back at him and he ran off.

The man is described as being of Middle Eastern appearance, about 5'5"-6" and scruffy, with long brown shoulder length curly hair, wearing a maroon jumper and grey cargo type trousers.

Detective Sergeant Mark Miller said: "There have been no other similar reports and we emphasise that this is a very isolated though concerning incident for the area.

"It is important that we find this man, so if you were in the Moat Road area on mid-Monday afternoon and saw him, or if you think you know who he is, please contact us right away, either online or by calling 101, quoting serial 664 of 14/02.

"There is an extra police presence in the area and anyone with information or particular concerns can speak to any of our officers or PCSOs, but we also ask local people to remain alert, and if you are approached by or see a man acting in a similar manner, please call 999 at once."

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