Police are appealing for help in finding a female flasher suspected of exposing herself to a car full of young children outside a supermarket.

West Midlands Police have released images of the suspect taken by a shocked mother after she flashed herself to her children.

The woman is said to have approached the mother of four in an Asda car park in Smethwick and "became argumentative".

The woman then unzipped her three-quarter length jacket which revealed she was completely naked. The incident was seen by the mother's four children aged 13, 12, 10 and four.

The 33-year-old victim ran after the woman and managed to take photos of the suspect, which the police have released in a bid to track down the suspected offender.

Sgt James Proffitt, from West Bromwich investigation team, said: "In all my years I have never known of a lady flasher. What has happened here is a sexual offence and the victim was understandably shocked and offended.

"The woman had no regard for the young children who were exposed to this kind of behaviour.

"This is a very serious crime and we would appeal to anyone who may know this woman to call us.

"Why the woman did this still remains unclear and this is now an opportunity for her to contact us and explain."

Any information which may aid Acting Sergeant Proffitt's investigation should call him on 101. Alternatively, people who do not want to speak with police officers directly can contact Crimestoppers the independent charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.