A HUNT has been launched for a masked man who indecently exposed himself to children at a primary school.

Police are asking the public to be vigilant following two incidents at Hamble Primary School.

The first was on Friday, November 23, and 12.45pm, and the second was on Friday, January 11, at 12.55pm.

On both occasions the man exposed himself to children who were on the playground.

The man, who was wearing a balaclava or mask, was standing behind fencing on a path known as the Hamble Rail Trail.

He is described as being white, aged between 18 and 30, of a slim or medium build, between five feet and eight inches and five feet and ten inches tall, and wearing all black clothing, including a hoodie.

Chief Inspector Darren Miller from Eastleigh said: “We have been working hard to identify this man since the first incident that occurred in November.

"We have been working closely with the school and using a variety of police tactics to trace him, including increased patrols in the Hamble area.

“We would like to hear from anyone who was driving on Hamble Lane last Friday between 12.30pm and 1.30pm with dash cam footage fitted in their vehicle.

"We would also encourage anyone who has seen a person matching this description in the area recently to get in touch.

“We understand the impact this type of incident has on communities especially amongst parents and children, and we are making every effort to identify this man."

Anyone who sees a man matching this description acting suspiciously in the area is being urged to call police on 999.

Alternatively, members of the public with specific information about the incident can call police on 101, quoting reference number 44190012610.