Do You Recognise This Man?

Poluce hunt after train indecent exposure

Police are appealing for information after a man indecently exposed himself on a train between Waterloo and Earlsfield.

Officers have released CCTV images of a man they want to identify (see right) and talk to in connection with the incident, which took place on Tuesday February 21.

Around 2.45pm, the 21-year-old victim, from New Malden, felt someone tap her seat from behind in a bid to get her attention but when she turned around she noticed that a man had exposed himself and was touching himself indecently.

The man, who boarded the train at Waterloo, is thought to have left the service at Earlsfield just before the Wimbledon stop.

The CCTV images have been circulated on police intelligence systems and to local Metropolitan Police Safer Neighbourhood teams but he has not so far been recognised.

PC Mark Payne, the investigating officer from British Transport Police, said: "This was an understandably upsetting experience for the victim and we'll do all we can to catch the person responsible.

"It was difficult to identify a suspect from the initial CCTV footage we gathered but we’ve now obtained enhanced images and want the public’s help to identify this man.

"The images are very clear and I'm certain someone will recognise him. If you think you can name this man, or have any information that could assist our investigation, please get in touch."

Anyone with information about the incident should contact BTP on Freefone 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference B5/LSA of 27/04/12.

Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

April 29, 2012