THIS is the face of a pervert being hunted by police after he flashed at a ten-year-old girl.

Officers have stepped up patrols and issued warnings to parents at three schools following the incident in Eastleigh.

The youngster spotted the man, who is thought to be in his 40s, exposing himself as he sat in a black car at the junction of Launceston Drive and Woodside Avenue, just a few hundred yards from the schools, which take pupils from the age of four up to 16.

The shocked girl told a friend what she had seen, and her mother later reported it to police.

Police have carried out house-to-house inquiries in the area and notified staff and parents of children at Shakespeare Infant and Junior schools and Crestwood College, which are all in nearby Shakespeare Road, in the Boyatt Wood area.

The ten-year-old has helped police produce an e-fit picture of the man she had seen, who she described as white, aged between 40 and 47 and slim with short cropped hair.

He was wearing a grey or black T-shirt and blue jeans with a black belt, but had no underwear on.

The incident happened at 11.30am on March 24, but police have only just released details.

PC Ella Knight, who is investigating, said: “The girl has given us a very |good description and we would like to hear from anyone who recognises this man.

“We have carried out reassurance patrols in the area and have also notified schools and parents.

“The man did not attempt to talk to or touch the girl.”

The man’s car was described as small, like a Ford Fiesta or Focus, although not necessarily that make or model.

Anyone who recognises the man from the e-fit or has information should call Eastleigh police station on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.