Masked cyclist linked to seven flashing incidents in Tower Hamlets

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Police have released this image of a man they would like to speak to  (Met )
Police have released this image of a man they would like to speak to (Met )

A masked cyclist has been linked to seven incidents of flashing in Tower Hamlets.

Police have released an image of a man they would like to speak to and have urged witnesses to come forward.

Officers are aware of seven incidents between August 30 and September 29.

On each occasion the suspect cycled up behind a woman before either exposing himself or carrying out a sexual assault, police said.


On four of the occasions the male has also been reported to have been masturbating.

The suspect is known to wear a mask whilst committing offences, and was seen wearing a black zip hoody, grey joggers with a thick black stripe from hip to knee, potentially wearing a bike lock around his neck and a chequered baseball cap.

The suspect’s bike is described as black and silver.

As a result of these incidents, police have increased patrols in the local area.

Date and location of incidents:

30 August Upper North Street, j/w Bartlett Park, E3, at 11:05am.

31 August St Stephen’s Road, E3, at 11:45pm

1 August Burdett Road, E3, at 10:25pm

31 August Watts Grove, E3, at 10:20pm

2 September Navigation Road, E3, at 6:45pm

12 September Commercial Road, near Albert Gardens, E1, at 01:30am

28 September, Burdett Road, E3, at 11:40pm

If you recognise the man in this image or have information you would like to share with police, please call 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD286/29SEP21.

You can report crime anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.+

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