Women in North Tyneside have been terrorised by naked flasher attacks three times in less than a week.
The most recent incident happened on Monday September 3 just after 9pm in Wallsend.
As a woman walked alongside the golf course on West Street a man standing behind a fence asked her the time. She noticed he was naked and ran away.
It follows two similar incidents which police say may be linked.
At 5.15pm on Saturday September 1 a man wearing only a scarf jumped out of bushes and ran past a woman on the Cobalt Business Park.
At 11.45am on Sunday September 2 a man exposed himself to a woman walking her dog along New York Road, Shiremoor, before running off.
The man is described as being in his mid to late 20s and of average build and height.
Police in North Tyneside have stepped up patrols in the areas around the attacks.
Detective Inspector Neil Brotherton said: "We are not ruling out the possibility that this is linked to the other similar type of incidents that we have seen in the area recently.
"The victim was left shaken by what happened and we really need to identify who is responsible and put a stop to these as soon as possible.
"I'd urge anyone with any information into this incident or anyone who sees anyone acting suspiciously in trees, bushes or in public areas to contact police straight away so we can respond immediately."
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