Portland drunk charged with obscene exposure

A DRUNK Portland man caught masturbating in public on Saturday has been charged and will appear before a magistrate.

Police said shocked witnesses reported the crime at 2pm on Saturday, after the 32-year-old man was caught in the act at the foreshore near Bentinck Street in Portland.

Police had earlier released the man at 8.30am after a night in the cells, but said he was still intoxicated in the afternoon.

The man has been charged on a summons with wilful and obscene exposure and will appear in Portland Magistrates Court at a later date.

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