New accusation of indecent exposure against Couzens
The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has received a complaint about the way officers handled an allegation of indecent exposure 13 years ago in which the perpetrator was believed to be Wayne Couzens.
Radio DJ Emma Wilson, who has waived her right to anonymity, told Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour programme how she had been walking in broad daylight with her young child in 2008 when the incident took place.
She said: “It was aggressive, and it was violent, it wasn’t this sort of comic character that we have of this local peeping Tom or the local flasher… It was aggressive, it was purposeful, it was calculated. I immediately thought I was in danger.”
“I am so very sure it was him [Couzens]. It adds to the clamour of chances there were to stop this man.”
Ms Wilson, known by her stage name Emma B, said that when she tried to report the incident she was left humiliated as the officers seemed to find it amusing.
She added that the recognised Couzens “immediately” when he appeared on the news in connection with the murder of Sarah Everard.
A MPS spokesman said: “On Friday October 8, the Met received a complaint concerning an investigation into an alleged incident of indecent exposure that occurred in Greenwich in November 2008. The complaint is being assessed by officers from the Directorate of Professional Standards.”
According to other reports, another alleged victim claimed Couzens molested him in Deal, Kent, three years before Ms Everard’s murder.
The drag performer claims he was in costume when Couzens started molesting him at a bar, before he propositioned him to have sex in an alley.