Burnley Serial Bottom Slapper

It seems Burnley has a serial bottom slapper.

Police are appealing for information following a number of incidents in the same area of Burnley where a man has approached women from behind and slapped them on the bottom.

On Thursday 10th November, a 45-year-old woman was jogging along Padiham Road near to St Joseph's School, when a male came up from behind and smacked her on the bum.

A 19 year old woman was walking along Ighten Road on Saturday 3 December when a man came up behind her and slapped her.

The same night, a 24-year-old woman was walking alone on Watt Street when she was also slapped from behind.

The offender is described as white, in his mid to late teens and of slim build.

Detective Inspector Derry Crorken said: "We do believe these incidents could be connected and would appeal to anybody who has any information about them to contact police.