Police hunt man in tights over indecent exposures

Police are looking for a man wearing tights. Picture: Julie Bull
Police are looking for a man wearing tights. Picture: Julie Bull
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Police are hunting a man who approached a woman at the weekend after a spate of indecent exposures.

The incident happened at around 6.15am on Sunday, as the man approached a woman walking alone on Leamington Walk, Bruntsfield Links. He spoke to her, committing a breach of the peace, but she ignored him and walked off.

The man is described as white with a pale complexion, between 25 and 35 years old, 6 foot tall, of slim build and was wearing a hooded top with the hood up, tan coloured tights, and a scarf or similar which he used to conceal his face.

Police believe that the same man may be responsible for a number of indecent exposure incidents in the Grange and Blackford areas and are keen to speak to any witnesses.

Detective Sergeant Barry Murphy said: “Police have been carrying out active inquiries following the previous incidents that have happened, but these have now been exhausted. The man who exposed himself is described as wearing womens’ tights or leggings and concealed his face, so we believe he is the same man who spoke to the woman at the weekend.

“I want to hear from anyone who may have seen this man in the Bruntsfield area early on Sunday morning, or anyone who may recognise his description. The exposure incidents all took place in the early hours of Saturday and Sunday mornings in nearby Blackford and The Grange. It may be that people returning home from nights out, shift workers, or early dog walkers, may have seen this man before and could have information which could assist our inquiries.”

Contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.