Gardai hunt pervert who exposed himself in park

by Sylvia Pownall

LUCAN gardai are hunting a pervert who exposed himself in a public park.
A woman walking along the road beside Willsbrook Park reported a man standing at the park gate “masturbating staring at me” as she passed by last Thursday at 7.45pm.
She said: “When I started screaming at him only then did he run into the park.
“This isn’t the first time this has happened to me, the exact same thing happened last year only that time he was standing on the footbridge in the park masturbating and I had no choice but to walk past him.
“I live right beside the park and have to walk by it on my way home from work every day and genuinely don’t feel safe.”
Local Cllr William Lavelle has now asked gardai to increase foot patrols in the area.
Cllr Lavelle, who lives near Willsbrook Park, said he was aware of ongoing concerns over obscene and lewd behaviour.
He said: “I have asked gardai to increase patrols of the park. JCBs are also due to move in during February to carry out much-needed clearance works. The trees need to be cut back and the park is very underlit.”
Last year, Sarsfields GAA Club wrote to parents warning vigilance after a man exposed himself to two club members in the same park.
In 2014 two teenage schoolgirls reported a flasher in the same location. The man is described as in his late 20s or early 30s, 5ft 9in or 10in in height and was wearing dark blue jeans and a dark zip-up jacket.
Gardai confirmed they were investigating the incident and asked anyone with information to contact Lucan Garda Station on 01 6667300.

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