Flasher in local woods

POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a public indecency incident in Midlothian.

The incident happened around 9.35am on Monday in Penicuik.

A 23-year-old woman was waiting for a bus on Edinburgh Road, near to a wooded area backing onto Trelawney Terrace, when she noticed a man within the woods.

The man was seen to be exposing himself and so the woman returned home and reported the matter to police.

The suspect is described as white, but with a suntan, 5ft 8ins tall with a medium build, short dark gelled back hair and a clean-shaven face.

He was wearing a white short-sleeved shirt, white knee-length shorts and Aviator sunglasses. The male was also carrying an A4-sized hardback book at the time.

Anyone with any information can contact Lothian and Borders Police on 0131 311 3131, or the charity Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555 111.