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Female Flasher Hunted By Police After Exposing Herself In Asda Carpark

09/08/2013 14:51 BST | Updated 09/10/2013 10:12 BST
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A woman flasher is being hunted by police after she exposed herself to a car full of young children outside a supermarket.

The woman apparently approached the children's mother who was sat in her car and then "became argumentative" West Midlands Police said.

She then unzipped her black three-quarter length jacket revealing her naked body to the woman and her four children, aged 13, 12, 10, and four.

Chasing the woman down, the 33-year-old victim managed to take two clear pictures of the flasher which police are releasing in a bid to trace the offender.

The suspect is described as black, and in her late 20s.

Sgt James Proffitt, of West Midlands Police, said while it was the first time he had ever heard of "a lady flasher" the crime was being treated as a serious sexual offence, which had left the children's mother shocked.

"The woman had no regard for the young children who were exposed to this kind of behaviour," he said.

"This is a very serious crime and we would appeal to anyone who may know this woman to call us.

"Why the woman did this still remains unclear and this is now an opportunity for her to contact us and explain."

The incident happened at about 8pm in the Asda supermarket car park in Cape Hill, Smethwick, in the West Midlands, in July.