Police have launched an investigation following concerns over a naked person ‘acting suspiciously’ in Stockport. Greater Manchester Police says the person reportedly became ‘startled’ in a remote area of Hazel Grove.
They were seen on Threaphurst Lane, in Hazel Grove, at around 2.30am last Wednesday (November 1). A GMP spokesperson said: “Concerns were raised of someone naked acting suspiciously before being startled and leaving.”
GMP says it is keeping an open mind while the investigation takes place. The force has today (Monday) released a CCTV image of a man they wish to speak to in connection with the incident.
Officers are looking to identify the man, who they believe has vital information that could help them with their enquiries. Police Sergeant Mathew Fazl-Lavassani, of GMP’s Stockport East Neighbourhood team, said: “Whilst we believe there is no serious direct threat to the public, the concerning report has meant we have conducted a number of enquiries in relation to an incident that happened in a remote location.
“The person pictured we believe has vital details that could help us understand further what happened and we are keen to speak to him to ensure we can keep our community safe. Anyone with information that may assist with our investigation are encouraged to contact your dedicated local neighbourhood officers direct on 0161 872 5050 quoting incident number 334 of 01/22/2023 or alternatively can be done so anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”