PARENTS and students at the Danetre and Southbrook Learning Village (DSLV) have been warned to take extra care after a man exposed himself to four teenage girls from the school this morning (Wednesday).
Wednesday’s incident comes less than a week after a similar indecent exposure to teenage girls heading to the Parker E-Act Academy (previously William Parker School) on Thursday, September 27.
Wednesday’s incident took place in an underpass at Swann Dale at around 8.30am, when a man indecently exposed himself to two groups of 15-year-old girls. Both groups contained two teenagers.
The man did not say anything to the girls and did not make any attempt to touch them or entice them to approach him.
He made off after exposing himself and the girls continued on their journeys to school.
The offender is described was a white man, aged in his 30s, wearing a black raincoat with the hood up.
A joint investigation has been launched into both the Parker Academy and DSLV incidents.
Daventry Commander, Inspector Paul Valentine, said: “We are taking these incidents very seriously and have increased patrols in the area while investigations take place.
“While we work to identify the offender we would urge students to make sure they walk to school in pairs or groups and use main routes rather than quiet cut-throughs.
“We also want people to make sure they report any incidents of this nature to us.
“Two of the girls who were exposed to this morning did not think we would want to know what had happened and initially did not tell a teacher or call us.
“I cannot stress enough how important it is for us to be called immediately should an incident of this nature take place.
“It is absolutely right for us to be called on 999, if someone has exposed themselves, and I would urge parents to give this advice to their children, many of whom have mobile phones.”
Insp Valentine added: “We are working with the school to offer advice and reassurance to students and parents about these incidents.
“We are also increasing patrols in the area and officers are making enquiries to establish who is responsible for these incidents.
“If anyone has any concerns about these incidents they can contact the Daventry Safer Community Team on 101.”
Anyone who may have any information about these incidents, or anyone who may have witnessed them, is asked to contact police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.