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Police search for Lincoln man after indecent behaviour

Police are searching for a man who was seen acting inappropriately towards three women in Lincoln.

The first incident was reported to police on Thursday, March 20 at around 1.25pm.

A woman reported being followed by a man on a pushbike on the riverbank near the bridge at the end of Russell Street.

He allegedly cycled past her a number of times with his hand down his trousers and was moving his hand up and down as if masturbating, before cycling off towards The Plough pub.

A second incident was also reported on Thursday, March 20 just before 1.30pm.

A woman had entered Boultham Park through the Rookery Lane entrance opposite Blackbourn Road with her young daughter and puppy.

She walked towards a wooded area in the direction of the riverbank and was followed by a man on a pushbike. He cycled past her four or five times with his hand down his trousers as in the earlier incident, police said.

In both incidents the man is described as wearing chef-style checked trousers, either blue or black checks, with a black jacket.

He is though to be in his 20s, and is described as between 5ft 9in and 5ft 11in, of average build, with short light brown/blonde hair.

He was riding a pale green coloured mountain bike.

A third incident was reported around 1.30pm on Monday, March 24 in the area of Russell Street.

A woman reported seeing a male urinating on the river footpath near to the bridge at the end of Russell Street.

He is described as wearing a green Adidas hooded top with red stripes, around 5ft 9in, and riding a pale green coloured bike which had a fishing rod attached.

Anyone with any information concerning the incidents or who may have seen a man matching that description or behaving suspiciously, is asked to contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incidents 208 or 209 of March 2o or incident number 307 of March 24.

Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.