Police are appealing for information following three separate reports of a man touching himself inappropriately inside a silver car.
The first incident took place at around 7.45pm on Tuesday July 15 on Butchers Lane when a woman in her 30s reported that she saw a man touching himself inappropriately in a parked car.
A man was again seen touching himself inappropriately by a 16-year-old girl at around 8pm on Monday July 21 on Brookfield Lane.
The third incident took place at around 8pm on Tuesday night again on Brookfield Lane.
Two 15-year-old girls were cycling along the road when they saw a man sitting in the driver’s seat of a parked car. As the girls passed they saw that the male was touching himself inappropriately.
As the girls continued to cycle, the vehicle followed them and the man was seen touching himself inappropriately again as the girls cycled onto Mickering Lane.
The man is described as white, with a tanned complexion, aged in his 20s or 30s with short dark coloured hair.
He is believed to be driving a small silver hatchback vehicle.
DS Andy Langton of Skelmersdale CID said: “We have increased police patrols in the area to offer reassurance to the community and I would ask anyone who has any concerns to speak to their local officer. These offences have been very distressing for the victims and it is imperative that the person is held to account for his actions.
“If you have any information that can help us identify who is responsible or if you have been a victim yourself, I would ask you to contact the police on 101 quoting reference LC-290714-1371.”
Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.