Bizarre moment a naked man sprints down a London street with three police officers in hot pursuit
- The incident took place near the Westway in west London on February 22
- Man was arrested by police and taken to a central London police station
- Ross Springham, 29, appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court charged with indecent exposure
Pedestrians on a London street were shocked to see a naked man streaking down the pavement with three police officers chasing after him.
The scenes, captured near the Westway in west London, at around 8am yesterday show the man sprint along the high street with three officers in hot pursuit in temperatures of around 8C.
He was arrested by police and taken into custody at a central London police station.
Ross Springham, 29, appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court later the same day charged with indecent exposure.
The man sprints along the high street near the Westway, west London, with officers chasing after him
During the footage, the man runs past a police car as two members of the force chase after him in front of stunned bystanders.
Moments later, a third officer jumps out of his police car and joins his colleagues in pursuit of the naked man.
The man then crosses the road as one of the officer’s follows close behind.
The footage, which was widely shared on social media, has since gathered an array of comical responses.
One user wrote: ‘Loved barefoot running so much he decided to go the whole hog and start doing some naked running.’
While another added: ‘And all because the man had no mask on when he went into Boots.’
Another person commented: ‘Head up chest out, relaxed arms, looks like decent running form over there, well played sir.’
A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said: ‘Police were called to the Westway, W2, at around 08:00hrs on Sunday, 21 February following reports that a man was walking naked in the street.
Officers continue to run after the naked man as he runs past shops and stunned bystanders on the street
The man crosses the road and continues to run as the officers follow close behind him
‘Officers and the London Ambulance Service (LAS) attended.
‘The man was arrested after being seen and assessed by LAS and was taken into custody at a central London police station.
‘Ross Springham, 29, of no fixed abode, was charged on Monday, 22 February with indecent exposure.
‘He appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court later the same day and we await an update on the outcome.’