PATROLS have been stepped up in the Locking Stumps area after a man was spotted flashing near a football pitch.

Police have released an efit of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident at 9.50am on Thursday.

Officers received reports of a man acting suspiciously at the rear of Violet Close and indecently exposing himself while stood in bushes alongside a path next to the football pitch.

PC Lara Emmerson said: "I would urge anyone who may have witnessed what happened and has not yet spoken to police or has seen anyone acting suspiciously in that area to come forward."

Anyone with information should call PC Lara Emmerson or PC Natalia Tuozzo on 101 quoting incident number 0714048582 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.