EXTRA police patrols have been put on in Monk Bretton after a spate of reports of a balaclava-clad man performing a sexual act on himself in public.

There has been three recorded incidents in the last month - the latest incident was on Monday (January 7) at around 6.20am on Camborne Way in Monk Bretton.

A police spokesman said: "Nobody has been assaulted or hurt during any of theses incidents and there have currently been no arrests.

"Police are putting extra patrols in place in the Monk Bretton area to try and identify the suspect."

Anyone with information, should call police on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting incident number 115 of 7 January.