Man exposed himself on DLR before stalking woman

Do you know this man? [Photograph from British Transport Police]

Do you know this man? [Photograph from British Transport Police] - Credit: Archant

A man exposed and pleasured himself as he made lewd remarks at a woman - then followed her off a train as she tried to escape.

The disturbing incident happened on Monday March 2 at around 10pm on a Tower Gateway-bound train at Westferry station.

The man approached a 28-year-old woman on the platform.

Detective Constable Suleman Yazdani said: “Once on the train, he sat opposite her, exposing himself and masturbating, before standing up and making lewd remarks.

“The woman tried to ignore him and hurriedly left the train at Tower Gateway. Undeterred, the man followed her off the train, before eventually leaving the station via the main exit and making his way towards Tower Hill London Underground station.”

Now British Transport Police have released a CCTV image of a man they believe has vital information about the incident.

DC Yazdani said: “We will not tolerate this disgusting and frightening behaviour, and I am pleased that the victim reported this incident to us.

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“BTP is committed to eradicating all forms of unwanted sexual behaviour from the rail network, but we need the public’s help.

“I am confident the man in this image can assist with our investigation. Please tell us who he is.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference TSUB/B7 of 12/03/2015. Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.