THREE women have been indecently assaulted or flashed in the city centre in the past three days by an offender matching a similar description.

The latest incident happened today (June 13) at approximately 2.45pm when a 24-year-old woman was indecently assaulted while walking through the underpass from James Hay towards Waitrose.

She was carrying shopping at the time, and the assault caused her to fall over.

She screamed at the man and he ran off towards St Paul's roundabout.

He was described as white, aged in his early 20s, approximately 6ft tall and of skinny build.

He had short dark hair and was wearing grey coloured shorts and a white t-shirt.

He was carrying a cross-body bag.

Yesterday (June 12) a man exposed himself to a 45-year-old woman near St Mark’s roundabout.

The man was aged in his late teens to early 20s, white, of medium build, with short, dark hair and was wearing a grey or beige zip up fleece and black trousers.

And between 6.35pm and 6.45pm on Sunday a woman aged in her 40s was on the cycle track between Stratford Sub Castle and the leisure centre when she noticed a man walking up and down.

He asked her for directions and walked off. He then came back and attempted to pull on the woman’s trousers.

The woman, who was carrying a walking stick, hit the man several times until he walked away towards the leisure centre. When he was some distance away, he exposed himself.

The man was described as white, approximately 20 years old, of slim to medium build and approximately 6ft tall. He was clean shaven with short dark hair and spoke with a local accent. He was wearing dark tracksuit bottoms and a dark-coloured, long sleeved top.

Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey of Salisbury CID said: “We would like to reassure residents in Salisbury that we are carrying out a really thorough investigation into these three incidents and we are keeping an open mind as to whether they are linked, however, the descriptions we have been given by the three victims are similar.

“We don’t want people to feel worried about walking out and about alone, however we do want people to be mindful of their personal safety and alert to their surroundings.

“The latest incident happened in broad daylight in the middle of the afternoon and we would like to hear from anyone who may have been in the area at this time who could have seen this man before or after the incident, and likewise anyone with information on the other two separate incidents. Any information you have could be crucial to our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. In an emergency, call 999.