A MAN exposed himself at a dad and his young daughter while they walked through woods.
The pervert approached the pair between Queensway and Cuiken Terrace, in Penicuik, between 12.30pm and 12.50pm on Monday.
He exposed himself before making off from the area.
Police have launched a hunt for the man, described as white, 45-55-years-old, average height with a chubby build, dirty grey straggly hair, and a pale and unkempt complexion.
He was wearing a dark green waist-length Barbour-style jacket and dark black jeans.
Detective Inspector Raymond Brown said: “Thankfully incidents like this are extremely rare and extra patrols are in the area.
“Enquiries are ongoing to identify the male responsible and we ask that anyone who has information that can help trace him contacts police immediately.
“Similarly, anyone who remembers seeing anything suspicious in the area around Queensway and Cuiken Terrace on Monday afternoon is also asked to get in touch.”
Anyone with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or alternatively, the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.