A FLASHER has been given a suspended sentence after exposing himself to women on Brighton seafront.

Craig Standing, 30, of Old Farm Road in Brighton, pleaded guilty to two counts of indecent exposure at Brighton Magistrates' Court yesterday.

He was arrested on Monday by officers after police received two reports "in short succession" at about 9.30pm.

Standing has been sentenced to prison for 15 weeks, suspended for 24 months.

Detective Inspector Ian Still said: "We would like to assure members of the public that we take reports of this nature extremely seriously and have dealt with this matter swiftly and robustly.

"We understand incidents such as this can be frightening and distressing for victims and we thank them for speedily calling us to report what happened.

"We would urge anyone with information or concerns to report it to us online or by calling 101."