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Police in Westminster have released an image of a man they want to speak to after a 16-year-old girl was followed into toilets in a restaurant.
At about 6.30pm on 15th April, the teenager went to use the ladies loos in Burger King on Praed Street, Paddington. A man followed her into the toilet. After she emerged from the cubicle he stopped her leaving by placing his foot in front of the exit. He exposed himself and made sexually indecent gestures. He then left the restaurant through the fire exit on the first floor.
The suspect is described as a white man, aged between 30-35 years, of stocky build, 5ft 11ins tall, with short black hair and facial stubble. He is believed to be of eastern European origin.
He was wearing a black jacket with black jeans and shoes.
Detective Constable David Roberts said: "This type of crime is very upsetting to the victim; I am keen for anyone with information to come forward. We will treat all intelligence received in the strictest confidence and will investigate every lead."
The Metropolitan Police Service is reminding the public to stay safe ahead of a busy weekend of events across the capital.
London is host to several major football matches, memorial services to remember the Centenary of the Gallipoli Campaign (Anzac Day) and the London Marathon. In light of recent alleged plans to attack Anzac Day events and police officers overseas the police are reminding the public to be vigilant.
While there is no information to suggest a specific threat to these events in the UK - and the current national threat level remains unchanged - we would like to reiterate our long-standing advice to remain vigilant and alert. As ever we would urge the public to get in touch to report anything suspicious by calling the confidential anti-terrorist hotline on 0800 789 321 or in an emergency by calling 999.
We would like to reassure the public that police forces have reviewed security plans for this weekend's events to ensure they are safe and secure for all those attending or involved, and that the public are encouraged to continue with their plans to attend or take part in these great events."
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A man has died following a fight at a house in East Ham. Another man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death.
Police were called by London Ambulance Service at around 7.20pm yesterday to a house in Compton Avenue.
A man, believed to be aged in his 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police are still working to find out who he was.
A post-mortem examination will be held tomorrow at East Ham Mortuary.
Detectives believe the man died following a fight at the house that evening.
A man, aged in his 20s, was arrested at the scene. He has been taken to an east London police station where he remains in custody.
Both the deceased and the man arrested are understood to be Eastern European and are known to each other.
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Crime has risen in almost half of London's 32 boroughs in the past year.
The latest Metropolitan Police figures shows the borough of Hillingdon featured the highest crime rise with a 14% year on year hike.
Whilst crime across the capital is still marginally down on the previous year, violent crime has risen 27% over the past year leading to concerns that the most serious crimes are on the rise.
The Metropolitan Police has repeated its appeal for anyone who has been a victim of sexual abuse, or has information about related improper behaviour by the police, to report it.
It follows the announcement earlier this week that the police watchdog, the Independent Police Complaints Commission, will investigate how the force dealt with allegations of child sex abuse between 1970 and 2005.
Deputy Assistant Commissioner Steve Rodhouse repeated the appeal during a recent radio interview.
We understand that it is difficult, but these cases can only really progress if victims and witnesses do come forward with confidence.
We do think we are getting somewhere with these wider enquiries and we are seeing people coming forward. We have seen lots of coverage this week around allegations of cover-ups, and I think it's helpful that this is being spoken about and people are coming forward.
We will go where the evidence takes us, without fear or favour, I think that is what the public expect and that is what the investigators are doing and are keen to continue to do.
Anyone with information that may assist police investigations into sexual assaults or related impropriety by police officers should call police on 101.