Police looking for man after reported case of ‘upskirting’ on Cobb in Lyme Regis

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OFFICERS investigating a suspicious incident in Lyme Regis are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

The incident happened at about 5.50pm on Thursday, March 17 when two teenage girls were sitting on the Cobb wall and a gust of wind blew up their skirts, which they quickly pushed down again.

They then noticed that a man appeared to have been taking pictures of them on his phone.

Police Constable Abi Worley, of Dorset Police, said: “The girls believe that the man positioned himself intentionally to take the pictures of them.

“I am now in a position to issue an image of a man who I would like to talk to in order to progress my investigation and would appeal for him to come forward.

“Anyone who recognises the man pictured is asked to contact police.”

You can view the image of the man here.

This type of incident is known as ‘upskirting’, where someone takes a picture under a person’s clothing without their permission. It is now a specific criminal offence in England and Wales.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk/do-it-online, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55220043854.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.

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