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Police investigate two ‘linked’ incidents of indecent exposure in Walthamstow Village

People are being asked to call the police if they see a man in Walthamstow Village wearing a ‘distinctive two tone jacket and a blue surgical face mask

The two incidents happened in Walthamstow Village

Police are investigating two recent reported incidents of indecent exposure in Walthamstow Village.

The first of the incidents, which police believe to be potentially linked, happened near Hollow Ponds open space on Whipps Cross Road on 10th June. The second was at 1.15pm on 19th August near St. Marys Church and Vinegar Alley.

Local police have asked anyone who sees a man in Walthamstow Village wearing a “distinctive two tone jacket and a blue surgical face mask” not to approach him and call 999 quoting ref CRIS 4917032/23.

In a statement on Twitter, the Met said residents can expect to see more patrolling officers in Walthamstow Village, both in uniform and in plain clothes.

The statement added that: “Although such incidents are rare in Walthamstow we appreciate the distress this causes local residents. We urge all members of the local community not to be alarmed but to exercise caution, remain vigilant and contact police if they see anything suspicious.”

Signed by detective chief inspector Fareed Mirza, the statement continued: “On behalf of NE BCU and the MPS I wish to reassure you that tackling violence against women and girls is our top priority and our Officers are working tirelessly in your communities to bring offenders to justice whilst ensuring the safety of all our local residents.”


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