Police ask for victims to come forward after man arrested for harassing women
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Police are appealing for women to come forward following the arrest of a man for upskirting offences and making sexual comments towards women.
Officers believe other women may have been targeted by the man, but have not yet reported it to police.
The man had approached two women in the Hempstead area of Quedgeley yesterday (Tuesday 28 June). The first happened shortly before 11am, and the second shortly before 1pm.
In the first incident, the man approached a woman on foot and took a photo up her skirt. He then offered to buy her used underwear.
In the second incident, the man was driving a dark grey VW Passat at slow speed when he approached a woman and asked to buy her underwear.
The man was described as being white, with a pale complexion. He had dark brown or black hair, styled with a short fade on the sides and the top swiped up. He was clean shaven, aged in his 20s, of a slim build, and between 5ft 8ins and 6ft in height.
He was wearing a black crew neck sweater which was long sleeved with black polo top underneath. The sweater had a company logo on which was red/orange colour.
Incidents such as this often go under-reported and investigation officers a are keen to hear from anyone who may have information that could assist.
They are asking anyone who may have witnessed these incidents or who have experienced similar ones themselves, particularly in the Quedgeley, Hempstead and Stroud areas, to contact police.
A man in his 20s from Stroud has been arrested on suspicion of up-skirting and causing harassment and alarm. He has since been released from custody on bail to return to police next month.