THREE teenage girls were targeted in two separate indecent exposure incidents in Forth Valley, police have said.

An inquiry has been launched after reports were made from Doune and Denny yesterday.

Members of the public with any information that could assist in the investigation are being urged to come forward.

Officers say the first incident took place at around 3.15pm, when a 14-year-old girl was walking along Argaty Road, Doune.

A statement from Police Scotland said: "A man got out of a dark car and indecently exposed himself. The girl was disturbed by the incident and made her way home and the matter was reported to police."

A second incident occurred in Myothill Road in Denny at around 6.50pm.

Two 14-year old girls were walking along the road and passed a dark car parked in a layby.

The police statement continued: "As the girls passed, the man got out the car and exposed himself. The incident has left the girls very upset."

Officers attended both incidents and extensive searches of the areas were carried out.

On each occasion the male perpetrator was seen to be driving a black or grey Mercedes or similar type vehicle, possibly an Audi.

Detective Inspector Rob Andrews said: "I know these incidents will be a cause of concern for our local communities, but I would like to reassure members of the public that we are working hard to establish the identity of the perpetrator.

"Despite these incidents occurring in semi-rural areas, we will be checking CCTV footage out with these locations for any further information on the car.

"If anyone has any information or knowledge about these incidents please contact us. Even the smallest piece of information could prove vital in our investigation."

Anyone with information is asked to call Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident numbers 2492 and 3386 of March 27, 2021.

Alternatively, details can be passed, anonymously, to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.