A young woman is warning others to be careful when out and about in the Staffordshire Moorlands after she and her friend witnessed a man appearing in front of them on a popular scenic walk, completely naked and masturbating. Abigail Wildman, who lives in Uttoxeter, states that the incident happened on Thursday (July 14) in the Dimmingsdale area.
A young woman is warning others to be careful when out and about in the Staffordshire Moorlands after she and her friend witnessed a man appearing in front of them on a popular scenic walk, completely naked and masturbating.
Abigail Wildman, who lives in Uttoxeter, states that the incident happened on Thursday (July 14) in the Dimmingsdale area.
Abigail posted about the incident on Facebook on Thursday to warn other walkers. She said: “Today around 4.30pm, me and my mate went for a walk around Dimmingsdale trail, near the Ramblers Retreat and we heard a whistle, assuming it was a dog walker, then turned around to see a young tall male presumably in his early 20 completely nude staring at us both, masturbating completely out in the open on the pathway.
“We didn’t know if he had been following us or waited for us and came out of the bushes.
“We were in complete shock so we ran. We called the police, they went and searched the area however couldn’t find any trace of the man.
“Just to warn any girls or anyone walking on their own to be careful as anything could happen.
“I’m in shock that this has happened as I didn’t think something like this would ever happen.
“It was disgusting and there are disgusting people out there so be careful.”
Abigail, aged 18, further told the Times & Echo: “He was a tall white man with no tattoos or anything. He had brownish blondish curly hair.
“We both think he had a red jacket on the floor but not completely sure.
“We’re just a bit numb about what happened at the moment but we are now aware to be prepared at any time.”
The Times & Echo contacted Staffordshire Police about the incident. A spokesman said: “Officers were called to a rural area near Red Road in Dimmingsdale, at 5.05pm on Thursday (July 14), following reports of exposure.
“Two women reported being approached by a man who was unclothed in the area.
“The women left the scene in a vehicle.
“Police attended and conducted an area search for the suspect, which was negative.
“Inquiries are ongoing.”
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