A DOG-walker was left distressed after a man exposed himself to her on the seafront.
The 32-year-old woman was walking her dog along Eastern Esplanade, near the Coffee Cup cafe at Eastney, when she noticed a man was following her.
The man then exposed himself to her.
Feeling threatened by the man’s actions, the victim approached a passing group of two women and an older man for help.
The two women from this group immediately confronted the man.
Police are now trying to trace the group as they may have vital information.
The incident happened at about 7.10pm on Saturday, May 23.
Detective Constable Roy Kimber said: ‘The woman walking her dog was very shaken by what happened – the people who helped her and confronted the offender showed great public spirit and we’re hoping they’ll come forward and assist us in identifying the individual concerned.’
The offender is white, around 5ft 10in tall, of slim build, with short/receding hair and a goatee. He was wearing blue trousers, a green jacket, sunglasses and carrying dark-coloured rucksack.