Local company, Vitacress have been dragged into last week’s disturbing incident that involved a man being caught masturbating on the side of the road, whilst looking into the window of a family home in Andover.
On Thursday morning (19th September 2019) at around 6am, a young woman looked out of her window and saw a man out on the verge next to the road, looking directly into her neighbour’s window, allegedly with his penis out of his trousers, masturbating, she took a video and photos of the incident to provide to police.
Locals correctly identified the clothing that the man was wearing as being branded to Vitacress, who are located locally in St Mary Bourne.
News travelled quickly to Vitacress management who launched an investigation and found that whilst the man was wearing Vitacress uniform and did work at the St Mary Bourne farm, he was not directly employed by them but by a subcontractor. On 20th September 2019, the man was no longer working on the Vitacress site.
Mike Sheldon, MD of Vitacress Salads told Andover & Villages, “We are aware of an incident that occurred offsite last Thursday morning (19th September), involving an individual wearing a Vitacress fleece.
“The person involved was not a Vitacress employee but was employed by a third party supplier, who provide a service to Vitacress’ St Mary Bourne site.
“As soon as Vitacress were made aware of the incident, we informed his employer and all appropriate actions were swiftly taken. We can confirm that he is no longer working on the Vitacress site.”
A spokesperson from Hampshire Police said, “We have received a report of a male committing a sex act in Walworth Road, Picket Piece.