Police are appealing for witnesses and information following an incident of indecent exposure in Clapham


At approximately 8pm  on Saturday, 13 March a woman was walking on Clapham Common Southside, close to the junction with Windmill Drive, SW4 when she witnessed a man exposing himself.

The man is described as white, aged approximately 50 years old, around 5ft 6inches tall with grey hair. He was wearing a red waistcoat or vest over a shirt and light-coloured trousers.

Detective Constable Luke Flood from the Central South Command Unit which polices Lambeth said: “I am appealing to anyone who was in the area and can help identify the man involved to contact police. Clapham Common was extremely busy on Saturday evening with people who had attended the vigil – many people would have been filming or taking pictures. 

“I would ask anyone to check any material they captured and see if they can identify the man described.

“We also cannot discount that there may have been other instances of this nature in and around the Clapham Common area so I would urge anyone who has witnessed get in contact.

“An incident of indecent exposure can be an extremely distressing offence for those who witness it and it is one police take very seriously. Officers have spoken to the woman to offer her support and ensure she is kept updated with the progress of the investigation.”

Anyone who can assist police is asked to contact 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD2602/18Mar. Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.