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Police investigate indecent exposure in Nidd Gorge

Police investigate indecent exposure in Nidd Gorge

Published by Lisa Darvill at 10:44am 22nd July 2019.

Police are appealing for information after a middle-aged man indecently exposed himself in Nidd Gorge.

  • It happened near the foot bridge towards the Scotton end of the Nidd Gorge walk at around 4.25pm yesterday 
  • Officers say two members of the public were approached by a naked man
  • He's described as 5ft 10ins tall, very thin with a pale skin tone and aged in his 40s

The incident happened near the foot bridge towards the Scotton end of the Nidd Gorge walk at approximately 4.25pm yesterday.

Two members of the public were approached by a naked man who fled the location once police were called.

He is described as approximately 5ft 10ins tall, very thin with a pale skin tone and aged in his 40s. He had sandy-coloured hair and a short beard wearing only blue trainers, a white baseball style cap and a grey rucksack.

A police spokesperson said: 

"We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the identity of the male, raise awareness for personal safety in the area and report any further sightings or similar circumstances to the police to assist us in our investigation.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for Will Champion. You can also email at will.champion@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12190132548."