POLICE are advising people to beware of a "Peeping Tom" who has been operating in and around Manchester Road and Harcourt Road, Accrington.
The last incident took place three weeks ago when a man was spotted peeping over a garden gate and looking into a house on Harcourt Road, when he was spotted by a young girl in the house.
The man was coming out of Haworth Park at the time of the incident and was chased away by the girl's father.
Sergeant Bob Eaton, of Accrington Police, said: "No physical harm has been done but this sort of thing is upsetting to the women and girls concerned.
"At this time the description of the man is vague, but we believe him to be white and between 30 and 50 years old."
Since the last incident mounted patrols have been in place, as well as plain-clothes police, and the incidents appear to have stopped.
Sgt Eaton said: "We are advising people to be aware of their privacy and personal security."
Anyone with information should contact PC Lynne Williams on 353103.