TWO teenage girls have been left sickened and traumatised after a man exposed himself to them at a bus stop.
Gemma Titchmarsh, 18 and her 17-year-old sister Georgina, were sitting at a bus stop close to the Agora Shopping Centre in Wolverton at around 7pm last Monday when the man approached them, exposed himself and then started touching himself inappropriately.
Gemma said: “We were sat chatting and the guy must have walked past a few times in the half an hour or so we were there. You don’t really pay attention when you’re chatting as you’re in your own little world.
“All of a sudden I heard him next to me breathing heavily and as I turned to my right it was right in my eyeline. I instantly felt sick and I got an awful feeling in my stomach. It was horrible. I genuinely thought I was going to be sick.”
Gemma said she looked up at the man and made eye contact but was too scared to move for fear he would attack her or her sister.
She said: “I tried to text my sister because I couldn’t tell her out loud what I had seen but I remembered she had left her phone at home.
“Then I just grabbed her and ran towards the Co-op and called the police. The man ran the other way. Anything could have happened if he was doing something like that in public.
“I didn’t want to give him an evil look or let him know how disgusted I was because I thought he may have tried to rape me or Georgina.”
Now Gemma and her sister have been left ‘petrified’ and too scared to travel on buses for fear a similar incident happens again.
She said: “We both train at a local gym and when I told the owner he told us that he would give us a lift home from now on as he didn’t want us to be travelling on our own anymore.”
Police are now appealing for anyone with information about the incident or who saw a man matching the description in the area acting suspiciously to come forward.
The man is described as white, in his late 20s and around 5ft 4ins to 5ft 6ins tall. He is of medium build and was wearing a black zipped top, dark jeans, black boots and a beanie-style woollen hat.
> Anyone with information can call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111. Evidence can also given be online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.