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Salon flasher strikes.

CUSTOMERS at a Tyneside hairdressers were stunned when a flasher walked in.

The pervert interrupted Saturday-morning pampering sessions at the salon in Birtley, Gateshead, when he turned-up and exposed himself before performing a sex act on himself.

The flasher, struck at around 11am at SAS Hair and Beauty Salon, Durham Road, on August 14.

Police were called and officers searched the area, but he was nowhere to be seen.

Northumbria Police's Gateshead South Neighbourhood Policing Team have been stepping up patrols in the area.

And they are now appealing to the public to help trace the pervert.

Acting Neighbourhood Insp Darren Adams, said: "We've carried out additional patrols around the area to reassure the community and we've had no reports of any similar incidents."

The man is white and was wearing grey jogging bottoms, trainers and a cap under a grey hoodie.

Anyone with information should call police on 03456 043 043 ext 69191 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Oct 6, 2010
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