Thursday 20 July 2017

Alleged flasher exposed himself to woman walking along seafront popular with families

Clontarf seafront
Clontarf seafront

David Kearns

Gardaí are on the hunt for an alleged flasher who exposed himself to a woman while she strolled along a popular seafront.

The incident happened yesterday evening as the local woman, in her 30s, was alone on a coastal walkway near Clontarf in North Dublin.

According to Gardaí, as the woman passed the man he stood up from a shelter overlooking the seafront and dropped his trousers and began masturbating.

Arriving shortly afterwards, officers from Clontarf Station were were unable to locate the flasher, a Garda spokesperson told Independent.ie.

“I was absolutely shocked… I should have taken a picture of him but I wanted to get out of there as quickly as possible, he could have done anything,” the terrified victim told the Irish Daily Star.

Describing the flasher as a middle-aged man who was overweight and around six feet tall, the victim said he fled after she told him she was calling the police.

“Families use that path and I had just passed a lady walking with her child.

“This man is obviously very dangerous,” she added.

Anyone who might have seen the man is asked to contact the Clontarf Garda Station on 016664800 or the Garda Confidential Hotline on 1800-666111.

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