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30 July 2013, 09:51
Police have released a CCTV picture of a man who tried to take a picture up a woman's skirt while she was shopping in the Arndale Centre.
The 31-year-old was in the Homesense store at about 1.45pm on Saturday 20th July when she felt something brush the inside of her leg.
When she turned around, she saw a man with a digital camera pointed up her skirt.
She snatched the camera from him and called the police. The man ran off towards TK Maxx.
Detective Constable Dave Gager said: "This woman was absolutely shocked and appalled to be confronted by a man attempting to take an indecent image of her while she was out shopping.
"It is not the sort of thing anyone would expect to happen while simply out shopping and understandably she is both angry and upset this man would try and commit such a brazen and callous act.
"We have captured the man's image on CCTV and we have released this picture in the hope that anyone who recognises him will come forward.
"For the victim's peace of mind, we need to find this man so if you do recognise him, or perhaps witnessed what happened and have information, we really need to speak to you."
Anyone with information should call police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.