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Thursday, 05 March 2015

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Barrow boy, 16, arrested in flasher inquiry

A 16-YEAR-OLD Barrow boy has been arrested after two reports of indecent exposure in the town.

Police said a lone woman dog walker was approached at Cocken Lake at around 2.30pm on September 23.

Officers said the offender exposed himself before making off from the scene.

Police said a woman was also approached while walking a dog at Ormsgill Reservoir at around 2.30pm on Wednesday.

Officers said the offender exposed himself before fleeing the scene.

Barrow CID is investigating.

PC Craig Barrass, of Barrow CID, said: “Cases of indecent exposure in Barrow are very unusual.

“I want to reassure the public that they are very rare and not to worry.”

A 16-year-old boy, of Barrow, was arrested on Friday on suspicion of indecent exposure.

He has now been released on police bail.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0845 33 00 247.


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