He was asking if we wanted to party, trying to get us to go with him back to his flat

Intimidation

Name: Anon
Age: 15
Location: Between Reads Ave and Palatine Rd

“My friend and I were walking to the cinema when an older man came running across the road to us and was asking what our names were, how old were we, where we were going. He was asking if we wanted to party, trying to get us to go with him back to his flat, said it was nearby and he had friends there who would love to meet us. We were a bit freaked out and intimidated so had the sense to keep walking.”

Maker: Kate Doran

He was touching himself

Sexual Harassment

Name: B
Age: 11
Location:
Coming home from school

“On the way home from school, a man used to watch my friends and I. Sometimes he would knock on the window, other times he would just stand there. A couple of months went by and he started wearing no top and then one time he had his penis in his hand and was touching himself. We told our parents and walked another way home. It did turn out that he had mental health problems.”

Maker: Kate Doran

He lunged forward and forced his hands between my legs

Sexual Assault

Name: Kate Doran
Age: 27
Location: Central Drive / Waterloo Rd

“After dropping my daughter off at school in the morning I went to the bus stop to get the bus home. I was dressed in leggings and a baggy jumper and coat. I had headphone in and was looking at my phone, something I do to discourage unwanted male conversations.

A man walked past and stopped, he interrupted me to ask me the time and when I moved my hands to take out my earphones he lunged forward and forced his hands between my legs. I pushed him off me and ran away crying to phone my mum and then on her advice called the police.”

Maker: Kate Doran