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Naked creep in mask spotted by man driving through Sawbridgeworth

A naked man wearing a blue mask was seen hiding in bushes at Three Mile Pond in Sawbridgeworth on Sunday morning.

At around 11.15am, a motorist driving along the A1184 Cambridge Road clocked the masked man. He saw that he had his hands over his genitals but could not see if he was doing anything.

This is the sixth such incident to be reported to Stortford police in the past seven months. With the five previous sightings, the man has targeted women and teenage girls.

  • On May 10, a girl, 18, in Southern Country Park heard a man call out and when she turned round she saw a naked pervert in a white mask.
  • On April 17, three women were confronted by a masked naked man near St James the Great Church.
  • On January 2, a woman in a vehicle on High Wych Lane saw a naked man, wearing a bandage across his face, touch himself and flee. On February 6, another woman was targeted in the same location.
  • On October 24, two 13-year-old girls in Southern Country Park were terrified when a naked man in a white leather mask emerged from bushes and started to masturbate.

A spokeswoman for Hertfordshire Constabulary said: "We understand these incidents are very distressing for the victims involved and will cause concern to members of the public. Detectives from the local crime unit are investigating and are liaising with specialist departments and local officers to identify the offender as soon as possible."

Anyone with information that could help the investigation is urged to call the East Herts Local Crime Unit on 101 or report online at www.herts.police.uk/report.

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