DETECTIVES are trying to trace a man who is suspected of ‘inappropriate sexual behaviour’ with horses in a field.

Police are investigating the possibility after the man was seen behaving suspiciously around a number of horses in the Oswaldtwistle area.

DS Eric Halford, from Accrington CID, said: "Due to the sensitive nature of the offence, we cannot at this time release any detailed information but it is of a serious nature.

"The offender has been captured on camera and we are seeking to identify the male responsible for committing the offence as a matter of priority.

"It is imperative that anyone who knows this male comes forward with information that will assist the police in identifying him."

The man is described as tall with dark receding hair and possibly wearing striped clothing. The incident took place on Sunday June 24 at about 9pm in the fields at the rear of All Saints Close, Oswaldtwistle.

Anyone who recognises the man is urged to contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, on-line at or to contact DS Halford direct on 01772 353742