Tannum Sands Senior Constable James Moffatt patrols Canoe Point
Tannum Sands Senior Constable James Moffatt patrols Canoe Point

Police hunt for beach perverts

IT'S nine o'clock on a sunny winter's morning.

You've just had a quick dip in the cool Pacific Ocean at Canoe Point beach at Tannum Sands and are ready to tackle the day ahead.

As you run out of the water to your towel, you're approached by a middle-aged man.

Before you have a chance to react, the man has pulled down his pants and exposed himself.

A Tannum Sands woman was left feeling uncomfortable and violated after such an incident at the popular family beach last Wednesday.

Tannum Sands police were disgusted by the reports and urged people to report any suspicious or unusual circumstances at the area.

Senior Constable James Moffatt said the incident occurred some time between 8am and 9am last Wednesday, and the man was described as between 45 and 55-years-old, with greying hair, wearing blue shorts and a flannelette shirt.

He said in another unrelated incident on Friday, a man was seen behind sand dunes at the beach acting suspiciously.

"The man was not identified, but he was reported as acting in a suggestive, indecent manner,'' Snr Const Moffatt said.

He urged members of the public to be vigilant in reporting any suspicious activity to police by calling Tannum Sands police on 4973 7866 or Gladstone police on 4971 3222.



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