Students shocked to news serial flasher is lurking around Nottingham Trent university

A serial flasher is on the loose in Nottingham - lurking around a university campus.

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Nottinghamshire Police are urging the public to be vigilant after reports of a man in his mid to late 40s exposing himself twice in Dryden Street, which is next to Nottingham Trent University.

The first incident happened on Sunday, December 3, at 7.30pm – with the latest incident occurring on the evening of Monday, January 15.

Police also received a report of a man exposing himself outside Noel Street tram stop in Hyson Green at 8.45pm on Sunday, December 3.

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They also believe there may have been other incidents which have not been reported.

The university says that its security team have been made aware of the incidents.
Students described Dryden Street as one of the main walkways home after a night out in the city.

They also said it is a known area for house parties and has always been seen as “a quiet and safe street.”

The street consists of both student accommodation and residential properties.

Fine Art student Elsie Madge, 20, living in Mansfield Road, said: “I have not heard about it but it is unsettling. Dryden Street is a busy street for students. It will probably make me avoid the street. I will just be careful and not go around too much by myself.”

Law student Lisan Hemstock, 18, who lives in Newthorpe but often visits the area for house parties, said: “It does not make me feel unsafe but like every city you just have to watch your back.

“There are always criminals about. But when you are drunk you can be quite vulnerable. Although I don’t live here I do visit Dryden Street. There are a lot of house parties on that street.”
Psychology and Criminology student Kaytlyn Sharples, 18, living on nearby Gill Street, said: “I am not comfortable hearing about it especially if it is happening around campus.
“When you are with people it is fine but it is when you are alone. When we are coming back from a club we use Dryden Street because it is safer.”

Fashion student Rachel Fox, 19, from Gill Street, was also shocked to hear the news.
She said: “It is usually quite quiet. It happens everywhere but just because it is near campus does not make it any different for me. The campus is in the centre of the city.”
Photography student Jack Pickerill, 24, living in Mansfield Road, said: “It is mainly students around here and you do not see anyone over the age of 25. I had not heard anything about it.”

German and linguistics student Blessing Rose Ayenge, 19, added: “It does not make me feel unsafe or in danger but I will be more vigilant now I have been informed.”

One 57-year-old female member of staff at the university, who did not wish to be named, said she had heard staff talking about the incidents.

She said: “I feel unnerved. I have always thought it was quite safe on this street.”

A spokesman for Nottingham Trent University said it was asking students to remain vigilant.

They said: “Our security team has been informed about these incidents and we’re asking people to remain vigilant.”

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