Two women assaulted by flashers on Anglesey

It’s believed two assaults involving indecent exposure on Anglesey may be linked.

Detectives have renewed their appeal for witnesses after two women were attacked in Menai Bridge and Gaerwen last month.

The first incident occurred at Menai Bridge Viewpoint on Holyhead Road at around 6.20pm on Wednesday 6th November. A woman was out running at the time when a man exposed himself to her before she was assaulted.

The suspect was described by the victim as a white male, aged between 25 and 28 years old and of medium or heavy build. He was approximately 5’8” tall and was wearing a dark hooded top with the hood up and grey jogging bottoms.

The second assault occurred near the Huws Gray builders merchants at the Gaerwen industrial estate at around 6pm on Tuesday 12th November. It’s believed a man was exposing himself before assaulting a woman who walked past him – the attacker was last seen walking towards Holyhead Road.

According to the victim, the suspect was described as a white male, aged in his early to mid 30s and of stocky build. He was fairly short in height and with a bald or balding head – at the time, he was wearing a red hoodie and tracksuit bottoms.

Shortly after the incidents, police urged anyone going walking or running at night to be extra vigilant.

Llinos Davies, Anglesey District Inspector, said such incidents were rare on the island, but both were being treated as linked.

She added: ”I would advise any females out running or walking in the evenings to be vigilant and consider their personal safety by taking well-lit, busier traffic routes and going in groups.  Also consider carrying a torch and wearing high visibility clothing.”

”I urge anyone who was in the area at the time of the incidents to cast their minds back and come forward if they saw a male matching the description, or have any information of relevance to the investigation.”

”We also ask that any motorists with dashcam driving through the areas at the time review their footage to see if the offender has been captured.”

”I would strongly encourage anyone who believes they have been a victim of such a crime to make contact with police. Should anyone experience this type of behaviour or witness this type of incident in future please contact us.”

Anyone with information about the assaults should contact North Wales Police on 101, quoting reference number 19100649068.

Alternatively, contact the North Wales Police control room via the live web chat or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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