Transport police have recorded their first incidence of “cyber-flashing” after a woman was sent explicit images on her phone by an individual a few feet away.
Lorraine Crighton-Smith, 34, was travelling on a train in south London when pictures of an unknown man’s penis appeared on her screen.
The suspected cyber-flasher sent the images using Airdrop, a file-sharing function on iPhones and Mac computers. Airdrop uses wi-fi and Bluetooth wireless connections to transmit data over distances up to about 30ft.
Ms Crighton-Smith reported the incident to British Transport Police, which confirmed it to be the first reported crime of its