December 16, 2019 11.46 am This story is over 23 months old

Police search for men who exposed bums to Lincoln anti-rape march

Do you recognise the men?

Police are searching for three men who exposed their bums to women on an anti-rape march in Lincoln.

Lincolnshire Police issued a new appeal with more pictures after the first appeal failed to identify the culprits.

Organised by Lincolnshire Rape Crisis, the group marched up the High Street on Saturday, November 23 to protest violence against women.

When the women arrived outside Hunter’s Fish and Chip Shop some time between 6.30pm and 6.45pm, they were shocked to see three men pull their trousers down, exposing their bums, and laugh.

Police have released this new image.

As they approached the takeaway, the men pulled down their trousers.

Many of the women were also marching in memory of the University of Lincoln graduate Grace Millane, who was murdered on a backpacking trip in New Zealand.

Sophie Lavender, who took the photos and shared them with The Lincolnite, said that she has passed on them onto Lincolnshire Police.

“I think that it was disgusting and incredibly disrespectful,” the 23-year-old said. “We just carried on with the march.”

It was pretty clear what the march was about.

She added: “What they did was incredibly sexist and there is no excuse for that behaviour. The men were all laughing.

“There are some women on the march who are survivors of abuse and it shows a huge lack of respect for them.”

Anyone with information has been urged to call 101 and quote incident number 246 of November 24.

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