Cork man seen regularly masturbating in public leaves local women 'frightened'
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Cork man seen regularly masturbating in public leaves local women 'frightened'

A MAN has been spotted masturbating in public on multiple occasions in Cork City, leaving a number of women 'frightened' as they walk home, according to reports.

The man, believed to be in his early 30s, has be sighted pleasuring himself around Pope's Quay in broad daylight and a number of people have reported him to gardai.

A young Cork woman named Katy says she's been forced to take a different route home from work after spotting the man on a couple of occasions - most recently on Sunday afternoon.

The Myo Cafe, Pope's Quay, Cork City
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Katy saw the man in a residential area which is accessed by walking up the steps next to the Myo Cafe, and after posting her disturbing experience to social media, she discovered that her friend Abi saw a similar-looking man masturbating at 4pm two days earlier near the Heineken brewery.

The man has been described as around 5ft9 with short black hair and appears to be Irish.

Speaking to PJ Coogan on the 96FM Opinion Line, Katy said: "There was a guy there and there's no easy way of saying this but he was masturbating for everyone to see, out in the open.

Heineken Brewery, Cork City

"This was 8 o'clock so it was still bright.

"It's a frightening thing to have to worry about when you're coming home.

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“It’s not like a one-off thing. It’s a bit weird and scary because I could have been there by myself. Most of the time the people that are doing these things are mentally unwell.

“It’s not to say they will do something that is more extreme but the potential is there,” she added.