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British Transport Police Investigate ‘Cyber-flashing’ Case

Police are investigating a “new” crime of cyber-flashing after a commuter received an indecent image on her phone as she travelled to work.

The victim received two pictures of an unknown man’s penis on her phone via Apple’s Airdrop sharing function. She explained: “I declined the image, instinctively, and another image appeared, at which [point] I realised someone nearby must be sending them, and that concerned me. I felt violated, it was a very unpleasant thing to have forced upon my screen”. She then called the British Transport Police (BTP) as she was worried about the motives of the perpetrator.

British Transport Police are running a campaign to encourage people to report unwanted sexual behaviour
British Transport Police are running a campaign to encourage people to report unwanted sexual behaviour

Supt Gill Murray said this particular crime was new to her force and urged people to report any other incidents. The force had dealt with cases involving Bluetooth but an incident via Airdrop was “new”.

“We have a dedicated Cyber Crime Unit who can analyse mobile phones and track data transfers back to suspects’ devices. By linking this to physical evidence, such as CCTV footage or witness statements, we can catch offenders and bring them to justice through the courts”, Supt Gill Murray said.

Configuring AirDrop

Related: Learn how to configure the AirDrop function (note: the linked web page automatically starts a video with sound).

Sources: BBC News, MacWorld.

SA Police Operation Austrans: Results Are In On Compliance, Drugs And Other Offences

Between Monday 17 and Wednesday 20 May 2015 members of police Heavy Vehicle Enforcement Section (HVES) worked with member of the New South Wales Roads and Maritime Services in the Riverland near the South Australia and New South Wales border. One driver initially recorded .50 on an Alcotest. It is believed this driver used oral antiseptic in an attempt to mask the drug use. Both drivers subsequently returned positive drug tests to methamphetamine.  Both drivers were grounded for 24 hours due to the drug detection and were also reported for Work Diary breaches.


Read the full report with results on South Australia Police website.

Source: www.police.sa.gov.au