A woman out riding her horse was confronted by a man who was masturbating.
The unpleasant incident happened in Itchen Valley Country Park on Tuesday October 11 between 4.50pm and 5.10pm.
The woman was riding her horse and saw a man standing behind a tree, wearing a balaclava.
As she got closer to the man she saw he had both hands in his pockets and appeared to be masturbating before going into nearby bushes.
The man is described as being of stocky build, and was also wearing a pair of blue tracksuit bottoms with a white stripe running down the side and a long sleeved navy blue top. He was initially seen on the bank next to the reservoir before moving to the bridle path.
PC Chris Lewis said:
“We’d like to speak to anyone who may have seen a man fitting this description acting suspiciously in the country park. If you see him please do not approach him but inform the police immediately.”
Anyone with any information should contact PC Lewis at Hedge End police station on 101 or call the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.