June 8, 2022 12.06 pm

Louth ‘flasher’ due in court after police charges

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A man has been charged with a two offences relating to exposure in Louth over the course of the last month.

We received a report that a man had exposed himself to a lone female worker at a business in the town at 4.45am on 7 May. The report was given on 11 May.

Brooklyn McLarnon, 22, of Northgate in Louth, was interviewed voluntarily on 22 May about the incident and has been summosed to court charged with exposure. The date for that hearing has not yet been determined.

We then received a further report where a woman alleged that she was walking her dog near the railway walk, Monks Dyke Road in the town on 31 May when she was followed by a man who then exposed himself to her. The incident happened at 6.45am. Incident 65 of 31 May relates.

On 1 June 2022, McLarnon was charged with one count of exposure in connection with that incident. He has been released on bail and is due in court on 17 July.

Neither woman was physically touched in either incident.

We would like to appeal for anyone else who may have any information to get in touch with us.

Sergeant Kelly Palmer, from the Louth Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “We know how worrying it may be to hear these details, but we’d like to reassure you that we take reports like this very seriously and we are conducting a thorough investigation, as well as carrying out patrols of the area.

“We’re grateful to the women who have come forward with reports, and would encourage anyone else with information to also speak with us.”

If you have information which can help the investigation, please contact us. There are a number of ways to get in touch:

By calling 101 quoting incident 65 of 31 May.

By emailing [email protected] quoting incident 65 of 31 May in the subject line.

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can report via the independent charity CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111 or online.