A MAN who exposed himself in a New Forest village, intending for someone to see him, has walked free from court.

Manuel Goncalves was hauled before magistrates for the flashing offence in Lyndhurst. 

The incident took place on July 11 last year with the 49-year-old of Stour Close, West End, pleading guilty on December 13. 

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Appearing at Southampton Magistrates' Court last week he was given a nine-month community order and ordered to carry out 15 rehabilitation activity requirement days. 

He has been given an electronically monitored curfew banning him from leaving home between the hours of 8pm and 8am until May 19. 

Goncalves must also pay court costs of £85 and a surcharge of £114.