Police search for naked driver in Beckton

Police are appeal for witnesses to the crash

Police are appeal for witnesses to the crash - Credit: Archant

Police are trying to trace a driver who indecently exposed himself to a woman in Beckton amid concerns he may be a repeat offender.

A 36-year-old woman was waiting at a bus stop in Strait Road at around 3pm on Friday, January 16 when a grey saloon car stopped in front of her.

The driver wound down his window and asked her for directions.

She approached the vehicle to help him, then noticed he was completely naked, exposing himself to her.

The man, described as black, aged around 25 and with short black hair, then drove off.

Det Con Naomi Goodman said: “This was a terrifying moment for a young woman who wanted to assist a lost individual who had a completely different motive when he asked for directions.”

“Even though we have no similar linked reports, we believe there may be more victims out there who are too embarrassed or shy to report such incidents.

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“I urge anyone who may have been involved with similar incidents to contact the police and help us catch those involved.”

Anyone with information or who has been a victim is asked to call Det Con Goodman on 07770 315 678 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.