West End actress who accused Met Police of ignoring her pleas to catch man who she filmed following her through London while calling her a ‘sl**’ reveals force have made an arrest
- Corrine Priest claims police ghosted her months after she reported harassment
- The actress, who appeared in Les Misérables, filmed the incident last November
- She says police failed to find the man after they were given his name and number
- Met have arrested the man four months after he allegedly followed Ms Priest
Police have arrested a man more than four months after he allegedly followed an actress out of a London Tube station and screamed abuse at her.
Corrine Priest claims she was followed and harassed by a man as she walked home alone, after she had complained about people not wearing face masks on the Underground.
Ms Priest, who appeared in Les Misérables in the West End, accused the Metropolitan Police of ‘ghosting her’ after officers failed to track down the suspect despite her giving them his name.
Speaking out in the aftermath of the kidnap and murder of Sarah Everard in Clapham earlier this month, Ms Priest claimed officers had failed to take her own allegations seriously.
Scotland Yard was seemingly forced into action amid the backlash over its handling of Ms Everard’s case and has now made an arrest some four months on.
A spokesman for the force said a 24-year-old man had been arrested before being interviewed under caution.
Corrine Priest (pictured) is a West End actress who appeared in the Les Misérables stage production
A shaken Corrine posted the videos to Twitter shortly after the altercation, saying: ‘Trigger warning. Just got harassed, threatened and followed home because I told my mum on the phone that people aren’t wearing masks on the tube’
Ms Priest (pictured) says she was called a ‘posh c***’ and a ‘sl**’ by the man as she walked home from Hendon Tube Station in London, and filmed the incident
Trigger warning ¿¿ Just got harassed, threatened and followed home because I told my Mum on the phone that people aren¿t wearing masks on the tube. These narcissistic men will continue to do this & it is dangerous. I am upset for us. Outside Hendon tube. 1/3 pic.twitter.com/CoObAlJs9K
— Corrine Priest (@CorrinePriest) November 6, 2020
Video footage shows the man calling Ms Priest a ‘posh c***’ and a ‘sl**’ as she walked home from Hendon Tube Station in London last November.
Ms Priest says she gave officers the suspect’s name and telephone number, and footage of his appearance on a television dating show.
But four months on from the incident, she claimed Scotland Yard ignored her and fail to ‘take this kind of thing seriously.’
The exchange apparently began after the man overheard Ms Priest on the phone to her mother talking about people not wearing face coverings on the Tube.
Ms Priest told The Telegraph: ‘What can women do if the police won’t stand up for us?
‘I honestly did everything I could but the Metropolitan Police just don’t seem to take this kind of thing seriously.’
As the video begins, Ms Priest is seen filming herself as she is pursued by the man, who tells her: ‘You’re a dirty little f****** life.’
Speaking to the camera, she says: ‘Someone is filming me, he is following me. I don’t know what to do.’
She then turns to him and says: ‘I don’t want any trouble, I don’t want any trouble.’
Speaking to the camera, she says: ‘Someone is filming me, he is following me. I don’t know what to do’
Ms Priest posted the videos to Twitter shortly after the altercation last November, writing: ‘Trigger warning. Just got harassed, threatened and followed home because I told my mum on the phone that people aren’t wearing masks on the tube.
‘These narcissistic men will continue to do this and it is dangerous. I am upset for us. I hate how scared I was. I had to be submissive for my safety.’
A Met Police spokesman said today: ‘Police received an online report on 6 November . A woman aged in her 20s reported that she had been harassed and threatened by a man near Hendon tube station at around 13:50.
‘A 24-year-old man was arrested on Friday, 19 March. He was subsequently dearrested and interviewed under caution.’