Police are hunting for a serial flasher who attacked a female dog walker near a church.

At least five similar incidents have been reported in just a month in the town of Ashbourne in Derbyshire.

Police said the most recent victim was walking her dog along a path near St Oswalds Church on Friday afternoon when a man approached her.

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“The man grabbed her arm and then exposed himself to her,” a spokesperson for Derbyshire Constabulary said. “He then ran off towards the leisure centre.”

The suspect is described as a white man in his late teens to early twenties, with blonde short hair. He was wearing a hooded top and orange work-type trousers.

Det Sgt Simon Rogers said: “We would like to speak to anyone who may have any information that could help us with our investigations.

 “We are reviewing CCTV from the area but I would ask that if anyone in the area has CCTV to contact us.

“If you know anyone fitting the description we would also like to hear from you.”