Police hunt West Croydon train flasher who masturbated while staring at passenger

Croydon Guardian: Police want to speak to this man in connection to the indecent exposure Police want to speak to this man in connection to the indecent exposure

Police are hunting a train flasher who stared at a passenger on a train to West Croydon while masturbating.

British Transport Police today released an image of a man sought following the "deeply distressing" indecent exposure, which happened between Streatham and Thornton Heath.

The victim, a woman in her 30s, boarded the train at Streatham on Saturday April 12. The man sat directly opposite her shortly after.

She was using her mobile phone when she realised the flasher was staring at her and masturbating.

She shouted at him and moved seats. 

The suspect got of the train at Thornton Heath, where he is believed to have boarded another to Norbury.

Det Cons Marie Jeffery said: "I am asking anyone who recognises the man in this picture to contact BTP as a matter of urgency, as we believe he will be able to help us in our investigation. We also want to hear from anyone else with information about what happened.

“This incident was deeply distressing for the victim and, while indecent exposure on the rail network is rare, we know they can be very upsetting for victims.

“That is why we treat them very seriously and work closely with train companies and local police forces to identify those responsible and take the appropriate action.”

Anyone with information about the incident can contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting reference number SSUB/B10 of 12/05/14.

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7:36pm Mon 12 May 14

john nunn says...

I think that by the picture of this person appears to be taken from a bus camera, please correct me if I am wrong.
I think that by the picture of this person appears to be taken from a bus camera, please correct me if I am wrong. john nunn
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7:41pm Mon 12 May 14

ThEaLlSeEiNgEyEsEeSeVeRyThInG says...

john nunn wrote:
I think that by the picture of this person appears to be taken from a bus camera, please correct me if I am wrong.
You are wrong. It is a train, you can tell by the circle object on top of the seat and the perspex he is standing next to.
[quote][p][bold]john nunn[/bold] wrote: I think that by the picture of this person appears to be taken from a bus camera, please correct me if I am wrong.[/p][/quote]You are wrong. It is a train, you can tell by the circle object on top of the seat and the perspex he is standing next to. ThEaLlSeEiNgEyEsEeSeVeRyThInG
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10:45am Tue 20 May 14

emelem says...

the seat material is that of a train as well...but anyway... he would not only have gotten a shouting at but also a foot jammed into his "gentleman's area", if i were there...
the seat material is that of a train as well...but anyway... he would not only have gotten a shouting at but also a foot jammed into his "gentleman's area", if i were there... emelem
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