Major police search after half-naked man seen running towards lake in Worcester Park

The Hamptons in Worcester Park

The Hamptons in Worcester Park

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A major police search involving a helicopter and a boat was launched after a man wearing just a pair of socks and a t-shirt was seen running towards a lake.

The police were called just before 5.30pm yesterday to a report of a white man, naked apart from his socks and t-shirt, running towards the lakes at The Hamptons, Worcester Park.

Police officers started a major search of the area on the ground and were joined by the Metropolitan Police’s air support unit and the marine unit – who searched the lake in a dinghy.

The London Fire Brigade and the London Ambulance Service also attended but the search was called off just after 7.40pm after no trace of the half naked man was seen.

Police were called to the area by security staff at The Hamptons after receiving a call from a member of the public.

Did you see what happened? Call the newsdesk on 020 8722 6358 or email ssleigh@london.newsquest.co.uk

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3:37pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Giles C says...

It wasn't Resident Tony was it...he hasn't been heard on here for awhile.
It wasn't Resident Tony was it...he hasn't been heard on here for awhile. Giles C
  • Score: 0

6:00pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Hove Ex-Pat says...

Maybe someone's partner came home early, & the boyfriend had to leg it quickly.
Maybe someone's partner came home early, & the boyfriend had to leg it quickly. Hove Ex-Pat
  • Score: 18

6:07pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Krissi says...

maybe they wanted a quick skinny dip and it turned out too cold so they went home.....
maybe they wanted a quick skinny dip and it turned out too cold so they went home..... Krissi
  • Score: 4

6:58pm Wed 19 Feb 14

robertbrickwood says...

Given our council was run by Derek Osbourne, a convicted paedophile and Liberal Democrat for years; given that Liberal Democrat supremo Lord Renard's women colleagues have exposed his liking for touching them up, given that Portsmouth Liberal Democrat MP Mike Hancock has allegedly been sexually molesting his constituents, I believe there is a very high liklihood the naked exhibitionist is a liberal democrat. Where was Ed Davey yesterday at 5.30?
Given our council was run by Derek Osbourne, a convicted paedophile and Liberal Democrat for years; given that Liberal Democrat supremo Lord Renard's women colleagues have exposed his liking for touching them up, given that Portsmouth Liberal Democrat MP Mike Hancock has allegedly been sexually molesting his constituents, I believe there is a very high liklihood the naked exhibitionist is a liberal democrat. Where was Ed Davey yesterday at 5.30? robertbrickwood
  • Score: -6

10:39pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Pizza Burger says...

Giles C, you're an idiot. I've read your comments on things lately and have found you to be repugnant to say the least. I don't like people like you.
Giles C, you're an idiot. I've read your comments on things lately and have found you to be repugnant to say the least. I don't like people like you. Pizza Burger
  • Score: -11

3:24am Thu 20 Feb 14

gbzgc says...

Pizza Burger, what a lovely person you seem?!!
Have you never heard of free speech and people's right to have an opinion that is different to yours?
It is amazing how when some people don't like the message that they resort to what can only be described as abuse.
How sad.
Pizza Burger, what a lovely person you seem?!! Have you never heard of free speech and people's right to have an opinion that is different to yours? It is amazing how when some people don't like the message that they resort to what can only be described as abuse. How sad. gbzgc
  • Score: 9

7:47am Thu 20 Feb 14

Giles C says...

Pizza Burger wrote:
Giles C, you're an idiot. I've read your comments on things lately and have found you to be repugnant to say the least. I don't like people like you.
Takes one to know one Pizza Boy...
[quote][p][bold]Pizza Burger[/bold] wrote: Giles C, you're an idiot. I've read your comments on things lately and have found you to be repugnant to say the least. I don't like people like you.[/p][/quote]Takes one to know one Pizza Boy... Giles C
  • Score: -6

12:53pm Thu 20 Feb 14

kingstonpaul says...

robertbrickwood wrote:
Given our council was run by Derek Osbourne, a convicted paedophile and Liberal Democrat for years; given that Liberal Democrat supremo Lord Renard's women colleagues have exposed his liking for touching them up, given that Portsmouth Liberal Democrat MP Mike Hancock has allegedly been sexually molesting his constituents, I believe there is a very high liklihood the naked exhibitionist is a liberal democrat. Where was Ed Davey yesterday at 5.30?
As much as I agree that the Lib Dems have raised the limbo bar of venality and depravity in public life, it's probably a bit of stretch to draw a connection with our MP. Anyway, isn't he on paternity leave at the moment?
[quote][p][bold]robertbrickwood[/bold] wrote: Given our council was run by Derek Osbourne, a convicted paedophile and Liberal Democrat for years; given that Liberal Democrat supremo Lord Renard's women colleagues have exposed his liking for touching them up, given that Portsmouth Liberal Democrat MP Mike Hancock has allegedly been sexually molesting his constituents, I believe there is a very high liklihood the naked exhibitionist is a liberal democrat. Where was Ed Davey yesterday at 5.30?[/p][/quote]As much as I agree that the Lib Dems have raised the limbo bar of venality and depravity in public life, it's probably a bit of stretch to draw a connection with our MP. Anyway, isn't he on paternity leave at the moment? kingstonpaul
  • Score: 7

4:50pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Pizza Burger says...

Yeah, and it's my freedom to say I think he's an idiot. I never suggested he should stop commenting here...

I don't like right wing bigots and that's my personal belief I am entitled to. And although I don't hate the Lib Dems, I would never vote for them...I vote Green!
Yeah, and it's my freedom to say I think he's an idiot. I never suggested he should stop commenting here... I don't like right wing bigots and that's my personal belief I am entitled to. And although I don't hate the Lib Dems, I would never vote for them...I vote Green! Pizza Burger
  • Score: -9

5:19pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Binsanity says...

Pizza Burger wrote:
Yeah, and it's my freedom to say I think he's an idiot. I never suggested he should stop commenting here...

I don't like right wing bigots and that's my personal belief I am entitled to. And although I don't hate the Lib Dems, I would never vote for them...I vote Green!
I think this, I never, I don't like that, my this, I am, I would never. Sorry pal but you sound like an egotistical little hippy throwing your non gender toys out of your moon buggy. Nothing personal, just an observation.
[quote][p][bold]Pizza Burger[/bold] wrote: Yeah, and it's my freedom to say I think he's an idiot. I never suggested he should stop commenting here... I don't like right wing bigots and that's my personal belief I am entitled to. And although I don't hate the Lib Dems, I would never vote for them...I vote Green![/p][/quote]I think this, I never, I don't like that, my this, I am, I would never. Sorry pal but you sound like an egotistical little hippy throwing your non gender toys out of your moon buggy. Nothing personal, just an observation. Binsanity
  • Score: 6

6:52pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Giles C says...

Pizza Burger wrote:
Yeah, and it's my freedom to say I think he's an idiot. I never suggested he should stop commenting here...

I don't like right wing bigots and that's my personal belief I am entitled to. And although I don't hate the Lib Dems, I would never vote for them...I vote Green!
Iim a right wing bigot because I don't agree with the Lib Dems in Sutton wasting money...well in that case call me a bigot all day Pizza Boy..
Mines a pepperoni by the way..
[quote][p][bold]Pizza Burger[/bold] wrote: Yeah, and it's my freedom to say I think he's an idiot. I never suggested he should stop commenting here... I don't like right wing bigots and that's my personal belief I am entitled to. And although I don't hate the Lib Dems, I would never vote for them...I vote Green![/p][/quote]Iim a right wing bigot because I don't agree with the Lib Dems in Sutton wasting money...well in that case call me a bigot all day Pizza Boy.. Mines a pepperoni by the way.. Giles C
  • Score: 1

9:05pm Thu 20 Feb 14

robertbrickwood says...

kingstonpaul wrote:
robertbrickwood wrote:
Given our council was run by Derek Osbourne, a convicted paedophile and Liberal Democrat for years; given that Liberal Democrat supremo Lord Renard's women colleagues have exposed his liking for touching them up, given that Portsmouth Liberal Democrat MP Mike Hancock has allegedly been sexually molesting his constituents, I believe there is a very high liklihood the naked exhibitionist is a liberal democrat. Where was Ed Davey yesterday at 5.30?
As much as I agree that the Lib Dems have raised the limbo bar of venality and depravity in public life, it's probably a bit of stretch to draw a connection with our MP. Anyway, isn't he on paternity leave at the moment?
Kingston Paul, It was probably a 'stretch' to point the finger at Osbourne. Also to point the finger at Lord Renard. Also to point the finger at Hancock. How about Saville? I feel the Liberal Democrats as per the Catholic Church (proven by recent legal cases so not a meaningless allegation - a proven fact) are a magnet for sexual deviants. I have a Phd in mathematics (statistics) and therefore would estimate by his very presence in the Liberal Democrat Party, for Mr average Lib Dem activist/MP etc there is between a 30 - 40 % higher probability he (note not she) is a sexual pervert!
[quote][p][bold]kingstonpaul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]robertbrickwood[/bold] wrote: Given our council was run by Derek Osbourne, a convicted paedophile and Liberal Democrat for years; given that Liberal Democrat supremo Lord Renard's women colleagues have exposed his liking for touching them up, given that Portsmouth Liberal Democrat MP Mike Hancock has allegedly been sexually molesting his constituents, I believe there is a very high liklihood the naked exhibitionist is a liberal democrat. Where was Ed Davey yesterday at 5.30?[/p][/quote]As much as I agree that the Lib Dems have raised the limbo bar of venality and depravity in public life, it's probably a bit of stretch to draw a connection with our MP. Anyway, isn't he on paternity leave at the moment?[/p][/quote]Kingston Paul, It was probably a 'stretch' to point the finger at Osbourne. Also to point the finger at Lord Renard. Also to point the finger at Hancock. How about Saville? I feel the Liberal Democrats as per the Catholic Church (proven by recent legal cases so not a meaningless allegation - a proven fact) are a magnet for sexual deviants. I have a Phd in mathematics (statistics) and therefore would estimate by his very presence in the Liberal Democrat Party, for Mr average Lib Dem activist/MP etc there is between a 30 - 40 % higher probability he (note not she) is a sexual pervert! robertbrickwood
  • Score: -3

10:51am Fri 21 Feb 14

kingstonpaul says...

robertbrickwood wrote:
kingstonpaul wrote:
robertbrickwood wrote:
Given our council was run by Derek Osbourne, a convicted paedophile and Liberal Democrat for years; given that Liberal Democrat supremo Lord Renard's women colleagues have exposed his liking for touching them up, given that Portsmouth Liberal Democrat MP Mike Hancock has allegedly been sexually molesting his constituents, I believe there is a very high liklihood the naked exhibitionist is a liberal democrat. Where was Ed Davey yesterday at 5.30?
As much as I agree that the Lib Dems have raised the limbo bar of venality and depravity in public life, it's probably a bit of stretch to draw a connection with our MP. Anyway, isn't he on paternity leave at the moment?
Kingston Paul, It was probably a 'stretch' to point the finger at Osbourne. Also to point the finger at Lord Renard. Also to point the finger at Hancock. How about Saville? I feel the Liberal Democrats as per the Catholic Church (proven by recent legal cases so not a meaningless allegation - a proven fact) are a magnet for sexual deviants. I have a Phd in mathematics (statistics) and therefore would estimate by his very presence in the Liberal Democrat Party, for Mr average Lib Dem activist/MP etc there is between a 30 - 40 % higher probability he (note not she) is a sexual pervert!
I think we're kind of in agreement. Not sure if you included Messrs. Thorpe, Oaten and Smith (Cyrille) in your deviants gallery!
At least Tories and Labour MPs tend to keep it on the payroll - Major/Currie, Prescott/secretary, Parkinson/Keays.
[quote][p][bold]robertbrickwood[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kingstonpaul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]robertbrickwood[/bold] wrote: Given our council was run by Derek Osbourne, a convicted paedophile and Liberal Democrat for years; given that Liberal Democrat supremo Lord Renard's women colleagues have exposed his liking for touching them up, given that Portsmouth Liberal Democrat MP Mike Hancock has allegedly been sexually molesting his constituents, I believe there is a very high liklihood the naked exhibitionist is a liberal democrat. Where was Ed Davey yesterday at 5.30?[/p][/quote]As much as I agree that the Lib Dems have raised the limbo bar of venality and depravity in public life, it's probably a bit of stretch to draw a connection with our MP. Anyway, isn't he on paternity leave at the moment?[/p][/quote]Kingston Paul, It was probably a 'stretch' to point the finger at Osbourne. Also to point the finger at Lord Renard. Also to point the finger at Hancock. How about Saville? I feel the Liberal Democrats as per the Catholic Church (proven by recent legal cases so not a meaningless allegation - a proven fact) are a magnet for sexual deviants. I have a Phd in mathematics (statistics) and therefore would estimate by his very presence in the Liberal Democrat Party, for Mr average Lib Dem activist/MP etc there is between a 30 - 40 % higher probability he (note not she) is a sexual pervert![/p][/quote]I think we're kind of in agreement. Not sure if you included Messrs. Thorpe, Oaten and Smith (Cyrille) in your deviants gallery! At least Tories and Labour MPs tend to keep it on the payroll - Major/Currie, Prescott/secretary, Parkinson/Keays. kingstonpaul
  • Score: 0

2:12pm Fri 21 Feb 14

chessingtonman says...

why has a half naked man having a skinny dip tuned into a politcal debate?? this is stupid... grow up
why has a half naked man having a skinny dip tuned into a politcal debate?? this is stupid... grow up chessingtonman
  • Score: 5

2:19pm Fri 21 Feb 14

robertbrickwood says...

kingstonpaul wrote:
robertbrickwood wrote:
kingstonpaul wrote:
robertbrickwood wrote: Given our council was run by Derek Osbourne, a convicted paedophile and Liberal Democrat for years; given that Liberal Democrat supremo Lord Renard's women colleagues have exposed his liking for touching them up, given that Portsmouth Liberal Democrat MP Mike Hancock has allegedly been sexually molesting his constituents, I believe there is a very high liklihood the naked exhibitionist is a liberal democrat. Where was Ed Davey yesterday at 5.30?
As much as I agree that the Lib Dems have raised the limbo bar of venality and depravity in public life, it's probably a bit of stretch to draw a connection with our MP. Anyway, isn't he on paternity leave at the moment?
Kingston Paul, It was probably a 'stretch' to point the finger at Osbourne. Also to point the finger at Lord Renard. Also to point the finger at Hancock. How about Saville? I feel the Liberal Democrats as per the Catholic Church (proven by recent legal cases so not a meaningless allegation - a proven fact) are a magnet for sexual deviants. I have a Phd in mathematics (statistics) and therefore would estimate by his very presence in the Liberal Democrat Party, for Mr average Lib Dem activist/MP etc there is between a 30 - 40 % higher probability he (note not she) is a sexual pervert!
I think we're kind of in agreement. Not sure if you included Messrs. Thorpe, Oaten and Smith (Cyrille) in your deviants gallery! At least Tories and Labour MPs tend to keep it on the payroll - Major/Currie, Prescott/secretary, Parkinson/Keays.
I thank you Kingston Paul for reminding me of the more historic cases of Liberal Democrat sexual deviancy/perversion/
crimes. It should be noted that the Major/Currie, Prescott/secretary, Parkinson/Keays were heterosexual affairs and were not illegal criminal acts as per Osbourne and the alleged Renard and Hancock acts . Given the relatively small size of the party the frequency occurrance of the publicly known transgressions committed by Liberal Democrats are statistically highly significant. Perhaps the reason why the LIB Dems are a fringe party and will remain a fringe party is that they are so busy indulging in sexual perversion they have no time left for politics
[quote][p][bold]kingstonpaul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]robertbrickwood[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kingstonpaul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]robertbrickwood[/bold] wrote: Given our council was run by Derek Osbourne, a convicted paedophile and Liberal Democrat for years; given that Liberal Democrat supremo Lord Renard's women colleagues have exposed his liking for touching them up, given that Portsmouth Liberal Democrat MP Mike Hancock has allegedly been sexually molesting his constituents, I believe there is a very high liklihood the naked exhibitionist is a liberal democrat. Where was Ed Davey yesterday at 5.30?[/p][/quote]As much as I agree that the Lib Dems have raised the limbo bar of venality and depravity in public life, it's probably a bit of stretch to draw a connection with our MP. Anyway, isn't he on paternity leave at the moment?[/p][/quote]Kingston Paul, It was probably a 'stretch' to point the finger at Osbourne. Also to point the finger at Lord Renard. Also to point the finger at Hancock. How about Saville? I feel the Liberal Democrats as per the Catholic Church (proven by recent legal cases so not a meaningless allegation - a proven fact) are a magnet for sexual deviants. I have a Phd in mathematics (statistics) and therefore would estimate by his very presence in the Liberal Democrat Party, for Mr average Lib Dem activist/MP etc there is between a 30 - 40 % higher probability he (note not she) is a sexual pervert![/p][/quote]I think we're kind of in agreement. Not sure if you included Messrs. Thorpe, Oaten and Smith (Cyrille) in your deviants gallery! At least Tories and Labour MPs tend to keep it on the payroll - Major/Currie, Prescott/secretary, Parkinson/Keays.[/p][/quote]I thank you Kingston Paul for reminding me of the more historic cases of Liberal Democrat sexual deviancy/perversion/ crimes. It should be noted that the Major/Currie, Prescott/secretary, Parkinson/Keays were heterosexual affairs and were not illegal criminal acts as per Osbourne and the alleged Renard and Hancock acts . Given the relatively small size of the party the frequency occurrance of the publicly known transgressions committed by Liberal Democrats are statistically highly significant. Perhaps the reason why the LIB Dems are a fringe party and will remain a fringe party is that they are so busy indulging in sexual perversion they have no time left for politics robertbrickwood
  • Score: 5

2:23pm Fri 21 Feb 14

chessingtonman says...

robertbrickwood, kingstonpaul

errrrrrrr are you all aware that this could be taken as slander and you both could get a bit of stick!!! ????
robertbrickwood, kingstonpaul errrrrrrr are you all aware that this could be taken as slander and you both could get a bit of stick!!! ???? chessingtonman
  • Score: 2

4:48pm Mon 24 Feb 14

denglish says...

What perhaps should be questioned here is the need for such a response ? I unfortunately witnessed a mother being assaulted by her son in the street some years ago and the police were "too busy" on that occasion , I would have thought that nakedness by itself is not particularly worth any response at all ! Our weather is the best deterrent to such behaviour surely .
What perhaps should be questioned here is the need for such a response ? I unfortunately witnessed a mother being assaulted by her son in the street some years ago and the police were "too busy" on that occasion , I would have thought that nakedness by itself [ unless causing offence to others ] is not particularly worth any response at all ! Our weather is the best deterrent to such behaviour surely . denglish
  • Score: 4

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