Police are appealing for additional witnesses after a man was accused of an indecent act in Newport, Isle of Wight.
A woman raised concerns about a man acting suspiciously in bushes close to the Matalan store car park in the St. George’s Way and Shide path area of Newport at approximately 8.20pm on Friday, July 23, 2010.
Police officers from the Isle of Wight’s Targeted Patrol Teams (TPT) attended the scene and arrested a 63-year-old man from Newport, Isle of Wight on suspicion of gross indecency at 8.35pm. He was taken to Newport Police Station for questioning and later bailed until September 16, 2010 pending further enquiries.
Investigating officer PC Sam Burrows said: “I would like to thank the woman for reporting her concerns to the police. Officers responded swiftly to investigate this allegation and interview a suspect. We remain keen to hear from any other potential witnesses who may have noticed a man acting suspiciously near the Matalan car park or on the footpath between Shide and St. George’s Approach on the evening of Friday, July 23.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Sam Burrows by phoning 101 or 0845 045 45 45. Mini-Com users can call the police on 01962 875000. Information can be given anonymously by calling the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111. From outside Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, call the police on 0845 045 45 45.