A MAN who was seen touching himself inappropriately in public is being hunted by police.

Police said an elderly woman had just arrived home at her flat in Swallow Drive, Blackburn, when she saw the man at the bottom of the steps.

She told officers he was exposing himself and touching himself inappropriately.

The woman immediately let herself into her flat and called police.

The man was described as white, between 40 – 50 years old, around 5ft9in tall, stocky with a bald head. He was wearing a dark jacket and dark trousers.

The incident happened at 4.45pm on Thursday.

PC Claire Cooper investigating said, “As this happened in the afternoon, there would have been a number of people in the area and so I would appeal to anyone who may have been around the Swallow Drive/Lark Hill area on Thursday afternoon to think back to try and remember if they saw anything at all suspicious at all that could help us with our inquiries.

“I would also appeal for anyone who may recognise the description of this man to come forward and contact police.”

Call police on 08451 25 35 45 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.