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Man suspected of stalking woman and a series of indecent exposures
An e-fit image and CCTV images have been released of a man police wish to speak to in connection with a stalking offence and a series of indecent exposure offences in Putney.
A woman in her thirties from Carlton Drive contacted police last August to report that she was being stalked. She has experienced a number of concerning events over the previous three weeks at her home. The first incident involved items of underwear being taken off the clothes drier, which was outside in the garden.
About a week later, she noticed a footprint on her balcony following heavy rainfall. On Thursday, 1 August, her neighbours scared away a man who was looking into her room.
As a result she decided to install a security camera to monitor the area. At about 10pm on Friday, 9 August, the camera captured a man standing in the garden looking into the property at which point she phoned the police. Then on 1 September a man appeared on the video in the garden. The police search the area but could not find the man. In both cases the man caught on camera was wearing similar clothing.
There were two subsequent incidents in which a man was filmed in the garden in October and November. On these occasions a balaclava was worn.
Officers from the South West area’s CID are investigating and believe the suspect could be linked to a series of indecent exposure incidents reported in the nearby Putney Hill area between April 2019 and February 2020.
The suspect is described as a white male, with dark hair, about 5ft 7ins to 5ft 11ins tall, of average to stocky build.
Anyone who knows the male or has any information is asked to call police on 101 quoting CAD 9786/09AUG or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online on crimestoppers-uk.org.
March 25, 2020