A TEENAGE girl fled from from a man after he exposed himself to her while she walked to school.

She was targeted as she walked down a footpath on her way to Turton School on Tuesday at 8.45am.

A letter was sent out to parents warning them after the incident.

The girl was walking down the footpath that links Darwen Road, in Bromley Cross, to Oaks Lane, by the railway line.

An incident report sent out by the school to parents states that a bare chested man wearing a black beanie hat and shorts that were open at the back, ran past the student.

As he was running past he pulled his shorts off, exposing himself to the girl.

The man then started to whistle at her and began touching himself.

The girl then ran away from the man as he ran off into a field in the direction of Birtenshaw School.

The man has been described as aged 30 to 40, slim and white.

Police confirmed that the incident was reported to them and inquiries are ongoing.

A spokesman said: “We have had a report come into us at five past nine that day. It has come in as Chapeltown Road.

“The man has ran past the girl before turning around and pulling his shorts down and exposing himself to her.”

The footpath where the girl was walking is popular with students of Turton School and also Canon Slade as they use it to shorten the journey between Darwen Road and Tonge Moor Road.

Safeguarding advice has been given to pupils at Turton School as well as the notice being sent home to parents.

Some parents have taken to social media to spread awareness.

The school did not wish to comment when contacted by The Bolton News.

Police said no arrests have been made in connection with the incident.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 and quote incident number 438 of October 10 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.