A MAN who exposed himself to a woman walking her dog is being hunted by police.

The woman, who is in her 60s, was on East Avenue, Billingham, at around 8.45pm when a man rode past her on a bike.

She believed he was riding slower than usual which was suspicious and she watched him ride off to Middle Avenue, then he came back on to East Avenue which is when he indecently exposed himself to the lady.

The suspect is described as a white male, aged around 25 years, very slim build with dark hair. He was wearing a dark t-shirt, dark coloured jogging bottoms and a high-visibility jacket.

A Cleveland Police spokeswoman said: "The man only cycled away from the scene – towards South View - when a large grey vehicle drove up behind him.

"The dog walker believes the male driver witnessed the incident so we are appealing for him to come forward, as well as anyone else who may have information."

Anyone with information is urged to contact Cleveland Police via the 101 number. Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestopper anonymously via its website at www.crimestoppers-uk.org or by phoning 0800 555 111.