Police hunt for man stalking City worker


Police are on the hunt for this man after a string of harassment reports. The victim, a 32-year-old woman who works in the City, began receiving letters and gifts from an unknown sender in August last year.

The first parcel contained an anonymous typed letter, two handwritten love poems, a card and sweets, and arrived at her work address. Then, in December, another card, written in the same hand as the poems, was delivered to the victim’s parents’ address in Surrey.

On Valentine’s Day this year, the victim received a third parcel at her Square Mile office – it contained a weatherproof hat and an old pair of sunglasses. Officers suspect that the sender saw her picture in a trade publication and then began sending her unsolicited letters and parcels.

They have since released this CCTV image of a man they wish to speak with in connection with the incidents. The image was captured in Dorking, Surrey.

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Wanted: by City of London Police

DC Deborah O’Loughlin-Whitby, from the force’s public protection unit, who is leading the investigation, said: “It is possible that this man may live in Dorking or the wider area and I would appeal to anyone who recognises the man, or if you recognise yourself in this image, to please get in touch with us.

“Unwanted attention can have a significant emotional and psychological impact on the recipient. “It is an invasion of privacy and if you have been a victim of such behaviour please come forward and talk to police.” If you can help call the City of London Police on 020 7601 2999 and quote reference number CR/1034/17.