The man shouts to the students before exposing himself to them

A man shouted at two schoolchildren before exposing himself.

Police received a report that two teenagers were being followed by a man as they walked on the footbridge over Watkinson Way, heading towards Page Lane in Widnes. This took place on Wednesday 8 May between 19:00 and 19:30.

The man called them before exposing himself, a Cheshire Police spokesman said. The boys alerted a man on a bicycle who chased the suspect.

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The suspect is described as white, 5ft 8in tall and of slim to medium build. She had blonde hair, a blue long-sleeved top, black pants and black shoes.

DC Phil Jackson said: “The same man had been on the 110 bus from Warrington to Widnes. I urge anyone who recognizes the description or has any information that can assist us with our investigation to contact us.”

Anyone with information should contact Cheshire Police on 101 or via, quoting IML 1818996. Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.