Police urge public to report concerns over “threatening” and “aggressive” man in Peckham Rye Park

Katherine Johnston (20 February, 2020) Crime Emergency services

'I would encourage anyone who witnesses this kind of behaviour not to intervene but to call police on 999'

32120Peckham Rye Park

Southwark police have urged anyone with information about an “aggressive” and “threatening” man seen in Peckham and East Dulwich to contact them, saying they are concerned worrying incidents are not being reported.

As the News has reported, park-goers and residents have reported a series of worrying incidents in recent weeks in Peckham Rye Park and areas of East Dulwich.

A woman is alleged to have been pushed over, and another alleges she had coffee thrown in her face, just days apart.

Residents say the reported attacks bear the hallmarks of other alleged incidents – and they believe it may be the same man responsible.

Neighbourhood Inspector, Owen Pyle, urged anyone witnesses to come forward, and encouraged residents to call 999 if they see an incident taking place.

“Police attended Peckham Rye Park in the morning of February 2 following a report of a male behaving in an aggressive manner,” he confirmed.

“The male left prior to police arrival and could not be located. No victims made themselves known to police.

“I am unable to say whether or not this is linked to any other incidents across the borough as they appear not to have been reported.

“I would encourage anyone who witnesses this kind of behaviour not to intervene but to call police on 999 and provide a description.

“It is very important that these incidents are reported immediately so we can respond appropriately and deploy resources where required.”

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