A NAKED man has been seen running around an area of woodland which is popular with walkers.

Dog walkers witnessed the man in the New England Wood area of Cuckfield at about 7am yesterday morning.

Police in Mid Sussex are now looking into this sighting, and have asked anyone who might have been in the area at the time or have information on the incident to come forward.

Neighbourhood Policing Inspector Darren Taylor issued an appeal on social media, saying: "(The) team is investigating a report from yesterday of a naked man seen running around the New England Wood area in Cuckfield.

"Dog walkers witnessed this at about 7am yesterday morning."

Anyone with information which could help officers with their enquiries is being asked to call 101 quoting serial number 0544 of 9/11.