A man has been arrested following reports of an indecent exposure in a busy street.

Officers were called to the incident in London Road, Benfleet to reports of a man exposing himself.

It comes after a resident posted on Facebook about the incident near the Tarpots area in Benfleet.


Essex Police says a man, 39, was arrested and released under investigation.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: "We were called to London Road in Benfleet at around 1pm yesterday following reports of an indecent exposure.

"Officers arrested a 39-year-old man on suspicion of indecent exposure who has since been released under investigation."