A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of breaking into a house and indecently exposing himself.

Police were called at around 1.35am on Monday, February 22nd to reports of a break-in at an address on New Lane, Burscough.

Officers attended and found a man had entered the address before being disturbed.
He left but a short time later was seen touching himself inappropriately outside the same address before making off.

Following a number of enquiries officers this afternoon arrested a 29-year-old man on suspicion of trespass with intent to commit a sexual offence. The man, of no fixed address, is currently in custody.

The victims continue to be supported by officers.

Detective Inspector Pete Reil, of South CID, said: “While we have made an arrest our investigation is still ongoing and I would continue to appeal to anyone who has any information to get in touch. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has come forward and spoken to us so far – the information and support of the community has been invaluable.”

Anybody with information is asked to call 101, quoting log 84 of February 22nd. Alternatively contact independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.