COPS are hunting a teenager who indecently exposed himself to young children in Erskine.

The incident happened on the footpath at Low Parksail at around 6pm on Thursday when a boy, believed to be aged around 15, exposed himself to children aged between eight and 10 before running off.

Police say the suspect was wearing blue baggy shorts and had ginger hair.

Inspector Jim Cast, head of community policing in the area, said: "This follows a recent rise in youth disorder in Erskine and we believe it is due to the school holidays.

"We have been putting out extra patrols in plain clothes and uniform to try and prevent further problems.

"If anyone knows a boy who matches this description, please let us know so we can try and detect it."

Anyone with information should call police on 101.