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Teenager trapped in toilets as man exposes himself

Credit: Metropolitan Police

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."