Police Officers are appealing for witnesses following reports of several men indecently exposuring themselves in the Tonbridge area.
Police are investigating separate incidents over recent weeks where victims using the River Medway have been targeted.
On 25th May 2023, two women were paddle boarding when they saw a naked man stood on a bridge between East Lock and Oak Weir Lock. The man was looking in the direction of the women before he rode away, still naked, on a blue bicycle.
As the victims travelled along the river he was reported to have been seen exposed again.
Officers attended and carried out a search of the area but were unable to locate a suspect. He was white, aged in his 60s, around 5ft 8ins to 6ft tall and of stocky to heavy build. He was wearing a black cap and ‘Converse’ type trainers.
we are appealing to anyone who may have information to contact the police
Police are also investigating a seperate indicent, when allegations were made that on 5th June a man was seen exposed near Eldridge’s Lock, which is close to Hadlow Road, Tonbridge. He was naked and carrying his clothes, and seen by two women who were walking dogs. This suspect was described as being in his 40s and of slimmer build.
Detective Constable Joe Seal, of the West Kent Vulnerability Team, said ‘We have been carrying out enhanced patrols in several areas, including officers in plain clothes and are urging people to be vigilant. It is possible these incidents are linked to two different men, and we are appealing to anyone who may have information to contact us.
‘We are also asking people to cast their minds back to last year, when a number of similar incidents were reported near areas of the River Medway. These included a suspect who was with a small brown and white dog, possibly a boxer breed.’
Anyone with information should contact Kent Police on 01622 604100, quoting reference 46/93147/23.