Police detectives are appealing for help to identify a man
after a woman was approached by a stranger who demanded sex and then
The incident took place in London on Monday, 28 January. The
19-year-old victim was in a convenience store on Camberwell Road in
Southwark, London when she became aware of a man looking at her from
outside the shop.
The man stared at her through the shop windows and watched her as she went from aisle to aisle doing her shopping.
As she left the store, the man approached her and tried to engage her in conversation.
The woman ignored him and walked away, but he followed her and began
asking where she lived. The woman was alarmed by this and the man then
stated he wanted to have sex with her. She responded by telling him to
get away from her.
The woman walked along the road when she became aware that she was
being followed by the man. At the junction with Rust Square, which was
well lit, she made the decision to bravely confront the suspect and film
him so that he would leave her alone. She then noticed he had exposed
At this point the woman threw water over the man and left the area; she then called police.
The suspect is described as a dark-skinned black man, aged
approximately 25 to 30 years old, 5ft 6ins tall and of medium build. He
was bald on the top of his head, and the remaining hair was very short.
He was wearing a grey hooded top under a dark coloured jacket, black
tracksuit trousers and black trainers. He spoke with what has been
described as a ‘local accent’.