A NAKED man was detained by police yesterday after apparently ‘flashing’ a group of children on a Dorset beach.

Swanage Coastguard Rescue Officers, while responding to another job shortly before 4pm on Saturday, “observed a naked male exposing himself to a group of children on Knoll Beach, Studland,” a spokesman for Portland Coastguard said.

The team stayed with the children and kept the man under observation until police arrived and detained him.

Dorset Police has now confirmed that a man was arrested and relased on bail pending further enquiries.