POLICE are warning students to take care after a man exposed himself to a 12-year-old girl as she was walking to school.

The incident happened at 7.50am yesterday, Monday, when the girl was walking along the Merrywalks footbridge in Stroud.

The man walking in front of her turned round and exposed himself.

He is described as white, 5ft 4incs tall, of lanky build with short blonde hair in his 20s. He was wearing a black waist length coat which was zipped up to the neck.

Police are particularly interested in talking to a woman with brown hair who was wearing a red coat who may have witnessed the incident.

Anyone with any information should call police on 101 quoting incident 327 of December 9.