Indecent exposure on the Tarka Trail

Police are appealing for information following an incident of indecent exposure on the Tarka Trail which happened on Wednesday 27 June 2018.

A group of co-workers joined the Tarka Trail at East the Water in Bideford at 1 pm and started to walk towards Barnstaple.

The group got as far as the signs on the road for the westerly roundabout and turned around. After they had gone back under the Torridge bridge they passed some marshland on their left-hand side in between the Tarka Trail and the road.

They heard rustling but noticed nothing. They carried on a short way when they heard the voice of a man shouting out ‘Ladies’.

The group turned around and saw a naked man in the marshland area touching himself. They carried on and turned around again and the man had moved onto the Tarka Trail. The group carried on walking and the man disappeared.

The man was described as white, of muscular build, with olive skin and aged between 30-years-old and 40-years-old.

Police would like to speak to anyone with information. Anyone with details is asked to contact police via or by calling 101 quoting CR/056924/18.

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