A WOMAN was shocked to see a man performing a lewd act as she walked through Poole Park.

The man was in bushes, close to one of the park’s entrances.

Dorset Police are now anxious to trace the man, who was spotted committing the act close to the Kingland Road park entrance around midday.

The 40-year-old woman, from Broadstone, was walking alone in the park on Wednesday when she noticed the man.

A police spokesman said: “The offender is described as a white man and of medium build and he was wearing dark blue jeans and a dark top.”

Witnesses are asked to call 101.