Police say they are no longer looking for a man they wish to speak to after a woman reported she had been followed by a man who exposed himself to her.

Megan-Ellie Winchester, 20, was walking to her grandmother’s house in Manningtree.

She noticed a man staring at her and beginning to rapidly approach her in Quay Street.

He then undid his trousers and exposed his genitalia to her while following her.

Miss Winchester said the incident has since left her “on edge”.

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Weeks later, on April 28, the 20-year-old was in The Crown with a group of friends when she was shocked to see a man who she believed to be her pursuer again.

An Essex Police spokesman said: "We are no longer looking to identify a man we wanted to speak to in connection with reports of indecent exposure in Manningtree.

"We have received information through which we believe we have now identified the man pictured in our previous appeal.

"Our enquiries are ongoing."

Anyone with information can contact the Harwich community policing team quoting reference 42/78913/21.

Submit a report online at essex.police.uk or use the 'Live Chat' button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.

Alternatively, call 101.

Information can also be given to charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or https://crimestoppers-uk.org.