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Did you witness incident near Hitchin splash park?

17 Jun 2021
  • The incident occurred on the morning of Friday 11 June.

  • A man was seen acting suspiciously on a bench.

  • Further witnesses are being sought.

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward as part of an ongoing investigation into an incident in Hitchin.

The incident occurred in Bancroft Park, between 6.30am and 11.30am on Friday 11 June.

It was reported that a man wearing a black hoodie was seen to be acting suspiciously while sitting on a bench.

Detective Constable Kate Rickard, who is investigating, said: “An arrest has been made in connection with the incident and we’re now seeking further independent witnesses as part of our ongoing enquiries. If you believe you saw a man acting suspiciously in the area between the times stated, please contact us with information.”

Anyone with information is asked to please email DC Rickard.

You can also report information online, speak to an operator in our Force Communications Room via our online web chat or call the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/43494/21.

Alternatively, you can stay 100% anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form (opens in a new window).

• A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure and has been released on bail while enquiries continue

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