A man has reportedly been flashing and masturbating in front of women on in East London.
One victim opened up on Reddit about the scary experience on the Walthamstow Marshes in the hope of warning other locals about the man’s presence.
The victim said she was sat on the marshes on the afternoon of Monday, September 13, with a female friend when the incident occurred.
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She said: “Out of the corner of my eye I spotted what looked like a man in the bushes having a w**k and watching us.
“He vanished by the time I pointed it out to my friend so I started doubting myself. A few minutes later he appeared in bushes the other side of us with his d**k fully out.
“I know there were a few incidents of this happening to friends of friends a few months ago but I don’t think it’s the same man as he didn’t fit the description.”
The anonymous victim said she has since been in contact with the police about the incident and hopes speaking out will help other women.
In the comments section, a number of local residents described similar experiences in Walthamstow.
One user said: “I think I have heard about this happening on the marshes before although that was a few years ago.”
Another claimed: “I think I know exactly who you are talking about and that guy has been doing this for minimum two or three years.”
Another user said they believe this incident may be related to similar exposures in Hackney earlier in the year: “There are countless people on the Hackney Wick Locals FB group talking about this guy.
“Usually in Hackney marshes but sounds like he’s moved further north. Absolutely harrowing and pleased you’re ok.”
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Other locals worry that this kind of behaviour could potentially escalate to more serious crimes.
The Metropolitan Police have been approached for a comment on the incident.
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