A MAN is due in court next month after police officers were called to reports of a person exposing themself.

Essex Police responded to reports of a man exposing himself in Spring Gardens Road, Chappel, last Monday, September 21.

A 37-year-old man was arrested a short time later.

Following work by local officers, the Management of Sexual Offenders and Violent Offenders (MOSOVO) secured a charges.

Stephen Cooper, of Nansen Road, Ipswich was charged with exposure and breaching a sexual harm prevention order (SHPO).

He appeared at Southend Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday and is next due to appear at Ipswich Crown Court on October 21.