POLICE have made an arrest following a series of bizarre reports of a man posing naked apart from suspenders and stockings in a parked van near Malmesbury.

A male in his 50s, who was not local, was arrested on Friday and taken to Gablecross Police Station for questioning.

Malmesbury Sgt Martin Alvis said: “Although we are satisfied we have the right suspect in relation to the reported incidents and that they admit being present, no charges have been laid due to certain evidential requirements.

“'I am pleased that following some excellent information from members of the community we have identified the person responsible for causing so much alarm, furthermore I am also satisfied that measures, that I can not go into for legal reasons, are in place to safeguard the public and minimise any offending behaviour of the male in question.”

Police received several calls about a man seen wearing only stockings and suspenders standing in the doorway of a white van or nearby while it was parked on the B4040 Malmesbury to Cricklade road.

In May motorists spotted him at the side of the road near Charlton.