Man wanted for indecent exposure in Clapham during Sarah Everard vigil

The suspect is accused of exposing himself to a woman on Clapham Common (Picture:Met Police)

Officers are looking to speak to a man accused of indecently exposing himself on Clapham Common at the same time as the vigil for Sarah Everard.

The victim had been walking on Clapham Common Southside, close to the junction with Windmill Drive, at around 8pm on March 13 when a man exposed himself to her.

He is described as white, 5ft 6in, aged around 50 and with grey hair. He was wearing a bright red waistcoat or vest over a shirt and light-coloured trousers.

The incident took place during the same evening that a candlelit vigil for Ms Everard was held at the common. Ms Everard went missing on March 3 while walking home from a friend’s in Clapham. Her body was later found in a woodland area in Kent.

Detective Constable Luke Flood, from the Central South Command Unit, said: ‘I am appealing to anyone who was in the area or who can help identify this man involved to contact police. Clapham Common was extremely busy on that Saturday evening with people attending a vigil.

‘Many people would have been filming or taking pictures and I would ask them to check any material they captured to see if they can identify the man described.

The incident happened on the same evening as a vigil for Sarah Everard (Picture: Getty Images)

‘We also cannot discount that there may have been other incidents of this nature in and around the Clapham Common area. I would urge anyone who has any information to 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 victim in this case to offer her support and ensure she is kept updated with the progress of the investigation.’

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to contact 101 or tweet @MetCC with the reference CAD117/14MAR.

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