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Police hunt teenager after women are groped in Lymington.
A BOY as young as 15 is being hunted by police after he groped two women and exposed himself to shoppers on a Hampshire high street.
The teenager has targeted women on three consecutive days in Lymington.
Last night police launched an appeal for information as they stepped up their bid to track down the youngster before he strikes again.
A 35-year-old woman claims that while she walked along St Thomas Street in Lymington she was indecently touched over her clothing.
When she shouted at the youngster he ran off towards Marks and Spencer at about 7.50pm on Wednesday.
A day later, on November 28, at 3.20pm, a police community support officer was approached by a woman in a car who informed him that a man was exposing himself on the High Street.
Police launched an area search after the second report came in but the offender was not found.
At about 5pm on Friday a 37- year-old woman was indecently touched over her clothing by a man as she walked along Quay Street.
Detective Inspector Fiona Bitters said: “We believe these incidents are linked and we want to identify the man responsible to prevent any further offences.
“I would like to hear from anyone with information about any of these incidents or anyone who thinks they may recognise the description of the suspect.
“I’d particularly like to hear from the woman who informed the PCSO of the man exposing himself during the afternoon of Thursday.
You may have vital information so I would urge you to get in touch.”
He is described as between 15 and 18-years-old, white, slim, between 5ft 7 and 5ft 10 tall.
In the first incident he was wearing dark coloured trousers and a light grey hooded top with the hood up.
In the second he had on a black hooded top and was carrying a red rucksack.
Anyone with any information should contact Southampton CID by calling 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
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