A MASKED man exposed himself to a frightened victim after knocking on her window in the early hours of this morning.

The victim, a woman in her 60s, opened the door because she thought it was a neighbour.

Instead she was confronted by a man wearing a balaclava and exposing himself. He made off when she called out to her husband who was upstairs.

The incident took place at an address in East Street in Corfe Castle at around 1am on Saturday.

Now police have appealed for information from the public.

Detective Constable Holly Spillman, of Dorset Police, said: "This was a particularly traumatic experience for the victim and we are determined to identify the offender.

"Officers are conducting a detailed investigation and residents can expect an increased police presence while we carry out house-to-house enquiries and conduct increased patrols.

"I am appealing to anyone who witnessed a man acting suspiciously last night or the early hours of this morning in the Corfe Castle area to please come forward.

"The neighbourhood policing team can be contacted with any concerns."

The offender is described as white, of large build and around six feet tall. He was wearing a balaclava-type mask, a green and white rugby-style long-sleeved top with horizontal stripes and light-coloured trousers.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting occurrence number 55180173862, or the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.