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Police in London on the hunt for mischievous ‘serial puddle splasher’

world Updated: Apr 27, 2016 15:00 IST
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London Puddle Splasher

A screengrab from the YouTube Video shows the mysterious puddle splasher.(YouTube Screengrab)

Police in London are looking for a “serial puddle splasher” - a person in a Toyota SUV who deliberately soaks pedestrians whenever it rains in the British capital.

The driver has struck “countless times” over the past few months in the Kentish Town area of north London, The Telegraph reported. The “splasher” is believed to have soaked scores of pedestrians, driving close to the kerb and running through puddles at speed.

A “splash attack” on April 15 was filmed by newsreader Zora Suleman, who handed over the footage to police.

Police officer Paul Taylor tweeted Suleman’s footage, which shows the Toyota’s registration number P921 LMO, in the hope that someone would identify the owner of the vehicle.

Police also ran the registration number through their system but found the vehicle had not been registered and had no insurance. The driver will be charged with careless driving if police are able to apprehend him, the report said.

Suleman said the Toyota splashed people at a bus stop and then did a U-turn to do it again. “There was a little old lady next to me and this car came up really close to the kerb, splashing everyone,” she said.

“Then I saw him stop and I thought: ‘Oh my god, he’s going to do this again’, so I thought I’d take some footage. It might be fun for the driver, but I felt bad for this old lady, who was quite upset by it.”

A resident of Kentish Town said the first incident occurred in January and that the driver comes out “every time it rains”.