A WOMAN was followed by a man who exposed himself and carried out a sex act in front of her.

The disturbing incident happened in broad daylight on Friday afternoon in the East Anton area of Andover.

The 38-year-old victim was walking her dog when she noticed a man was following her.

She walked away but the man approached her as she walked the junction of Augusta Way West and Barley Road.

The twisted individual committed an indecent act in front of her before walking off.

Police have released an efit of the suspect in a bid to track him down. He is described as being white, around 20 years of age and around 5ft 11in tall.

He had blonde hair and was wearing black jogging bottoms and had read headphones.

He was carrying a Nike bag and had a phone with a purple cover.

A spokesman for Hampshire Constabulary said: "We have been carrying out enquiries since this incident was reported and we are now in a position to release an efit image.

"Do you recognise the man in the image, or think you know someone who matches the description given?

"Perhaps you remember being out in this area on Friday, Octobe 4r, and remember seeing a man as described?

"If so, please call us on 101, quoting the crime reference number 44190354679.

"Alternatively, people can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where information can be left anonymously."

This is the second incident of this nature to take place in recent months. In September, a man wearing a Vitacress uniform was cautioned after he was found masturbating outside a family home.