FORTH VALLEY police are are appealing for witnesses following an indecent exposure in Falkirk.

The incident happened around 3.50pm on Friday, July 12, on the Forth and Clyde Canal near to Allandale Football field.

A 44-year-old woman was walking on the canal path when a male exposed himself to her before cycling off.

Inquiries are ongoing to trace the suspect and anyone with information is asked to come forward.

The man is described as being white, 5ft 8ins tall with a stocky build.

He was wearing a dark maroon or brown top, with grey shorts, brown walking boots and a silver cycle helmet.

The witness added that she thought he was riding an older looking red metallic bike and carrying a black rucksack.

Inspector Andrea Campbell, from Falkirk Police Station, said: "While the woman was not injured, this was an unpleasant experience and we are conducting local lines of inquiry to trace and identify the person responsible.

"If you were in the area and saw anything suspicious, then please contact police immediately.

"Likewise, we'd also urge you to get in touch if you have any information that can help us determine the identity of the suspect."

Those with information can contact Falkirk Police Station via 101 and quote incident number 2850 of July 12.

Alternatively, an anonymous report can be made to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111