Police search for ‘flasher who followed and exposed himself to nineteen-year-old woman’ in Camberwell

Katherine Johnston (19 March, 2019) Crime

'We need to find and arrest this man and I am appealing to the public to assist' said police

28485The suspect police want to identify

Police are appealing for help identifying a man who is said to have followed a nineteen-year-old woman out of a shop in Camberwell and demanded sex before exposing himself.

The incident took place at around 8.45pm on Monday, January 28 when the 19-year-old victim was shopping in a convenience store in Camberwell Road.

It is claimed the suspect stared at her through the windows and told her he wanted to have sex with her as she left the shop. Despite being told to leave her alone, he is said to have followed her along Burgess Park and into Addington Square.

At the well-lit junction of Rust Square, police said that she confronted him and started filming him to make him stop. At that point she is said to have realised he had exposed himself, whereupon she threw water over him, left the area, and called police.

Detective constable Nicky Dixon said: “This was a very frightening incident, on a young woman who was picked out by a man who then followed, harassed and then exposed himself to her.

“She acted bravely and confronted him, and thankfully he left.

“We need to find and arrest this man and I am appealing to the public to assist.”

Officers are now circulating the images taken by the victim, which show a dark-skinned black man believed to be 25-30 years of age and around 5ft 6 inches tall.

He is described as having a local accent and, at the time of the incident, was wearing a grey hooded top under a dark coloured jacket, black tracksuit trousers and black trainers.

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or – to give information anonymously – contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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