The woman, who was out running near Asda Barnstaple, saw a man ‘in the bushes with his genitals exposed’.

Police are appealing after a woman encountered an alleged flasher on the Tarka Trail this morning (Friday).

Officers said the woman, who was out running, came across the unknown male offender in the bushes along the Tarka Trail with his genitals exposed.

When spotted, the offender stepped back into the bushes and continued his activities.

The incident took place at around 11am today near Asda.

Anyone with information, or who experiences anything similar, is asked to contact police via 101@dc.police.uk or by calling 101 quoting CR/036174/17.

Information can also be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or reporting online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.