A WOMAN has spoken of her shock and disgust after a man exposed himself to her as she walked on a country road.

The woman, who has asked not to be named was walking between Scagglethorpe and Settrington when she was approached by a man in a car.

She said: "The car had driven past me three times so I was aware something wasn’t quite right.

"He had all of his bottom half of clothing down to his knees, pulled up and said ‘can you help me I’m really lost’ completely exposed himself to me."

The woman ran home and although she was not physically hurt was badly shocked.

"Please do not go walking alone, I mean this was 8am. Who does that, I’m literally in shock at this behaviour - imagine if that was a younger girl. Horrible disgusting behaviour."

North Yorkshire Police said they are appealing for information about an indecent exposure  that happened at about 8am on Sunday (June 13) on the road between Settrington and Scagglethorpe.

A police spokesman said: "A man driving a dark-coloured hatchback approached a woman who was walking along the route.

"He called her over to the car and indecently exposed himself while he was in the driver’s seat.

"He is described as a slim white man in his 30s or 40s with mousey blond hair, stubble and was wearing a blue t-shirt and black shorts. He spoke with a local accent."

Anyone with information is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1 and quote reference 12210138431 when sharing information.