A HUNT has been launched for a man spotted "touching himself on a bench".

A man was seen by a woman touching himself inappropriately while sat on a bench, according to police.

The incident is reported to have happened at around 2pm on September 20 in Commercial Road, Portsmouth

Just a few hours later a man is said to have gone up to a 14-year-old girl in Poundland on the same street and made inappropriate comments.

The man in both cases has been described as being mixed-race, aged between 35 and 40-years-old, 5ft 4ins, and bald.

He was wearing a blue t-shirt, light denim jeans, and white trainers

Police have now released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to in connection with the incidents.

A police spokesperson said: "Do you recognise this man?

"If you recognise the man in this photo please phone 101 with the reference 44200365081."