Women urged to take care after flasher strikes twice

Women urged to take care after flasher strikes twice

Women urged to take care after flasher strikes twice

First published in News Essex County Standard: Photograph of the Author by , Senior reporter

A FLASHER has exposed himself twice to the same woman.

The man indecently exposed himself in front of the victim, from West Bergholt, in Nayland Road, near to Westwood Park, before getting into a dirty small black hatchback car.

The incident happened last Sunday around 12.30pm, but the same man had done this previously on September 30 when the woman was in London Road, close to the same area.

The man is described as white, 5ft 9ins tall, of slim build, aged early to mid-20s with dirty blonde short hair, blue eyes and clean shaven with quite "pink" skin.

He is described as wearing washed black jogging bottoms and a dark top or white hooded top.

PC Dan Smith said: "I would urge the public, especially women, to be cautious in this area and contact me if they have any information or have been a victim themselves."

Police are arranging for an Efit to be produced but in if anyone recognises the man from the description or has other information please contact PC Smith at Colchester Police Station on 101.

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8:57am Mon 6 Jan 14

Anna_1 says...

oh, again, the gazette engages in victim blaming with another headline telling women how to behave. How about "flashers urged not to flash". It's 2014 for crying out loud, when is this paper going to realise the damage it does when it continues with this victim blaming
oh, again, the gazette engages in victim blaming with another headline telling women how to behave. How about "flashers urged not to flash". It's 2014 for crying out loud, when is this paper going to realise the damage it does when it continues with this victim blaming Anna_1
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11:51am Mon 6 Jan 14

zt00013 says...

Anna_1 wrote:
oh, again, the gazette engages in victim blaming with another headline telling women how to behave. How about "flashers urged not to flash". It's 2014 for crying out loud, when is this paper going to realise the damage it does when it continues with this victim blaming
Hello Anna, your charge of victim blaming is completely without evidence. As is your equally false claim that the Gazette is telling women what to do.

PC Dan Smith said: "I would urge the public, especially women, to be cautious in this area and contact me if they have any information or have been a victim themselves."

No part of this sentence in anyway implies the victim has been at fault or that their actions in anyway incited the attack. The police have asked people to be vigilante and report anything suspicious. The Gazette has not told women how to behave or blamed them for being victims of crime. The headline is quite clearly the paper paraphrasing the above police comments, which ask the public to be cautious and given the nature of previous offences, especially women.
[quote][p][bold]Anna_1[/bold] wrote: oh, again, the gazette engages in victim blaming with another headline telling women how to behave. How about "flashers urged not to flash". It's 2014 for crying out loud, when is this paper going to realise the damage it does when it continues with this victim blaming[/p][/quote]Hello Anna, your charge of victim blaming is completely without evidence. As is your equally false claim that the Gazette is telling women what to do. PC Dan Smith said: "I would urge the public, especially women, to be cautious in this area and contact me if they have any information or have been a victim themselves." No part of this sentence in anyway implies the victim has been at fault or that their actions in anyway incited the attack. The police have asked people to be vigilante and report anything suspicious. The Gazette has not told women how to behave or blamed them for being victims of crime. The headline is quite clearly the paper paraphrasing the above police comments, which ask the public to be cautious and given the nature of previous offences, especially women. zt00013
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