A man has been arrested in Swinton for allegedly indecently exposing himself to a teenage girl.
The arrest took place in the early hours of this morning, Thursday 24 September, after reports the man followed the girl and exposed his genitals to her on Pendlebury Road.
He is now being interviewed by detectives at Swinton CID.
It’s not yet known whether police are linking the crime to any other indecent exposures in the Salford area over the past 18 months.
In July 2014 police released an e-fit of a serial flashing suspect after a string of indecent exposures on schoolgirls, the youngest of whom was 12, in the Swinton, Walkden and Ellesmere Park areas of Salford.
On 19 March 2014 a group of three schoolgirls aged between 14 and 15 were approached by a man as they walked home on Quaker Bridge, a secluded area around 500 yards from Monton high street.
On 2 April in the same location a man indecently exposed himself to an 18-year-old woman, and again to a 42-year-old woman on 10 April.
On Wednesday 14 May at around 2.45pm two teenage girls age 16 and 17 were walking in Ellesmere Park near the Bradford Road bridge when they were approached by a man who indecently exposed himself.
On Monday 7 July a man targeted a 14-year-old girl as she was through a small alleyway between Wyville Drive and Sheringham Drive in Swinton.
As she approached the end of the small ginnel, she passed the man who casually lifted up his navy blue fleece to expose himself.
“He was obviously ‘prepared’, this was a premeditated thing and he was going to do it to whoever walked down there,” the girl’s mother told SalfordOnline.com.
Detectives believe the same man was responsible for up to 20 similar incidents.
No one was ever arrested and charged with the crimes.