Flasher strikes in Carluke again

Police...want to hear from witnesses
Police...want to hear from witnesses

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man exposed himself in broad daylight in a busy part of Carluke on Thursday.

The act of public indecency occurred between Gillbank Avenue and Clyde Street at approximately 4pm on Thursday, November 20.

Police are appealing to anyone who observed a man in his late teens to early twenties of slim build, between 5ft 7 and 6ft 2 with dark eyebrows and wearing grey tracksuit bottoms and dark coloured trainers, who was in the area between 3.45pm and 4.15pm on Thursday.

Police Scotland confirmed to the Gazette that it has additional patrols in the area.

This latest incident comes after a summer in which a ‘flasher’ struck in Carluke on three separate occasions.

In incidents which shocked the town, a man exposed himself to two females in broad daylight on June 19 in Wilton Road, Benty’s Lane and near Carluke Tesco. After crossing the road near the pedestrian crossing at Tesco, a female victim saw the man standing across the road and touching himself while staring at her.

And he struck again in broad daylight in Market Square just a few weeks later, leading police to renew calls for help from the public to apprehend him.

If anyone has any information they can contact Lanark Police Office on 101.