TWO women were targeted by a flasher within hours in the Fordell Estate, just outside Dunfermline.

One woman was out walking and the other was having a run through woodlands when Peter Steedman exposed himself,

Steedman, 56, of South Lodge Farm, St Davids, Hillend, appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on April 24 at an embankment in Fordell Estate, he intentionally exposed his genitals in a sexual manner to a woman so that she would see them.

On the same day, at Fordell Woods, he intentionally exposed his genitals in a sexual manner to another woman so that she would see them.

Depute fiscal Dev Kapadia said in the first incident a 67-year-old woman was walking in the estate at around 11am.

She saw Steedman around 50 yards away and recognised him as someone she knows only as ‘Peter’.

As she walked in his direction, Steedman pulled down his trousers and turned to face her, exposing his genitals without saying anything.

The woman was “alarmed and distressed” and contacted the police.

At around midday a 24-year-old woman was out running in the estate when Steedman suddenly appeared out of the woods.

The depute went on: “He smiled at her and pulled his trousers down, exposing his genitals.

"She was alarmed and kept running away from him.”

The court was told Steedman has learning difficulties and was also suffering mental health issues at the time.

Sheriff Alastair Brown called for reports and Steedman will be sentenced on December 3.