A TEENAGE boy indecently exposed himself to two girls - aged just seven and eight years old - at a Tranent play park yesterday.

Polic are appealing for the public's help in tracing the male, aged about 15 or 16, after the 3pm incident at a play area between Carlaverock Avenue and Blawearie Road.

Detective Sergeant Debbie Duncan, of Dalkeith CID, said: “The girls bravely left the scene and informed an adult of the actions of this youth who in turn contacted police.

“Although the girls were not physically harmed, this has been a serious incident and we’re eager to trace the man responsible as soon as possible.

“I would appeal to anyone who may recognise the description of the suspect, or who saw a man matching this description in Tranent yesterday afternoon, to contact officers as soon as possible in order to assist with our inquiries.”

After the girls told a nearby adult, the adult approached the suspect who fled on foot in the direction of Baxters Gate.

The flasher - who is described as a white male, aged 15 or 16-years-old, about 5ft 10ins tall and of slim build - had a very distinctive hairstyle.

He is described as having messy hair down to his ears that was green/blue in colour, and was wearing a black hooded jumper with images of four white faces on the front. He also wore black skinny jeans and black trainers.

Anyone with information should contact Dalkeith CID on 101 and quote incident number 2229 of 6th September. An anonymous report can be made to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.