Esperance man caught masturbating in public

A local man has been charged after police allegedly caught the man masturbating on Dempster Street on Friday night.

Esperance Police were called to the Dutton Arcade around 6.40pm after receiving a complaint from a bystander about a man at the location.

On arrival, police saw the 36-year-old man trying to hide behind a blue bin before realising he had no pants and was masturbating.​

The offender was arrested and charged with committing an obscene act.