Police launch search for woodland flasher

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A FLASHER is being hunted by police after he exposed himself to a woman walking her dog in woods next to an army barracks.

The incident happened at around 8.05am on Wednesday in a wooded area opposite Glencorse Barracks in Penicuik. The 44-year-old woman was approached by the man who exposed himself. The woman walked away and alerted an elderly man who was also walking his dog. The suspect then made off from the area.

The suspect is described as white, around 20 years old, 5ft 8in tall with a medium build and wearing a brown beanie hat, black jacket and blue jeans. A police spokesman said: “The suspect did not say anything to the woman before exposing himself and at no point did she feel threatened.

“Nevertheless, we are treating this seriously and would ask anyone who help us trace this male to contact us.”