Police Warning Over Sex Offender in Southall

Same man believed to be responsible on four occasions


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Police are appealing for women to contact them if they have been victim of a man exposing himself in Southall.

It's believed the same man is responsible for at least four offences in the last two months.

One incident happened on Thursday, 11 September at 8:10am , in Clarence Street as an 11-year-old was on her way to school - she described seeing a man on a bike exposing himself.

On Monday, 15 September at 8.30pm, a 50-year-old woman was walking along Lonsdale Road when a man appeared from behind and exposed himself to her.

On Friday, 29 August at 11:00hrs, a 50-year-old female witnessed the man along Derley Road and on Friday, 15 August at 08:55hrs, a 30-year-old fwoman was walking along Merrick Road when the suspect came cycling towards her exposing himself.

In each case women have been targeted, leaving them shocked and upset.

The suspect has been described as an Asian male between 18-30 years of age.

No arrests have been made. Police are carrying out extra patrols in the area to try and prevent further incidents and identify the suspect.

DC Andy Cresswell, from Ealing CID said: "I am appealing for witnesses and information in relation to a series of indecent exposures that have taken place in the Southall Area."

If anyone believes they have any information about any similar incidents, they are asked to contact police on 101 or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Crime Prevention Advice From Police

Be assertive - When you’re out and about look purposeful. Assertiveness in the way you behave reduces any perceived vulnerability.

Trust your instincts - They are there to warn you of potential risks, eg avoid short cuts down alleys and across parks and move away from suspicious people. Have faith in your intuition and act on it.

Be aware - Using a mobile phone, wearing a hood and loud personal music all affect your awareness of the surroundings. Don’t draw attention to your valuables (eg mobile phone, jewellery).

Be alert - Alcohol and drugs will reduce inhibitions and reaction times and will also make it harder to assess risk and take effective steps to cope with them.

Safety in numbers - Try to travel with people you know. When you can, stick to routes where other people are and avoid short cuts in lonely places.

If you are approached and feel threatened and cannot immediately move away be vocal and try to alert and involve others around you. Feel confident and assertive enough to say “Don’t touch me”, “No”, “Stop”, “Go Away”.

In an emergency always dial 999.


7th October 2014

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