Addlestone Breaking Surrey

Man arrested again following incident at Royal Holloway

A 29-year-old man from Addlestone who was reported for photographing young women at Royal Holloway University without their knowledge or consent has been arrested again this morning (1 June), on suspicion of a further offence.

The man was arrested again today after setting up a new Instagram account and continuing to use insulting and threatening language in his posts.

Runnymede Sergeant Sarah White said: “We are very grateful to the local community who were very quick to report to us that the man had set a new account on social media and was continuing to use derogatory and threatening language even after he had already been arrested for similar offences.

“We hope that our swift response to these reports will reassure local residents that we are continuing to take them seriously.

“The fact that he has continued to commit similar offences after being arrested the first time left us with no choice but to take positive and swift action to prevent him from causing further distress.

“We will continue to fully investigate these incidents, and ask that people do not speculate about who is responsible, in order to give us the best possible chance of attaining a successful prosecution.”

The man was first arrested on Sunday (30 May), after staff and students at Royal Holloway University reported him photographing young women without their knowledge or consent, and uploading the images to Instagram. Some of the images were accompanied by derogatory or insulting captions, and the account also made threats against those who have commented.

The man, who is not a student, was arrested on suspicion of a number of offences, including public nuisance and persistently making use of public communication network to cause annoyance/inconvenience/anxiety.

The investigation remains ongoing.