Appeal after man seen touching himself inappropriately in public

Police have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to after a man was seen touching himself inappropriately in public.

Wednesday, 4th May 2016, 12:25 pm
Updated Wednesday, 4th May 2016, 1:35 pm
Police want to speak to this man.

Officers were called out to Colbran Street, Burnley, at around 5pm on Sunday to reports a man had been carrying out a lewd act in full view on a residential street.

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Det. Sgt Paul Barlow, of Burnley Police, said: “This is clearly quite a concerning incident, where a male appears to have been touching himself inappropriately in public in broad daylight.

“We are now keen to trace the man pictured, in connection with our ongoing investigation, and we would urge anyone who recognises him or has information about who he might be to contact us.”

Anybody with information should contact police on 101 quoting log number 0870 of May 1st. Alternatively they can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at