Hospital flasher who traumatised Royal Free nurses is given community order

� A mentally ill flasher has been given a two-year community order for exposing himself at the Royal Free.

Krishna Chauhan, 30, of Haverstock Hill, was found guilty of two incidents on October 6 and October 15 last year at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court.

Chauhan pleaded guilty to two further counts of exposing himself at the Hampstead hospital and outside his own home.

He also denied another charge of assaulting a hospital worker but was found guilty. He also pleaded guilty to criminal damage at a Fortune Green property on October 19 2010.

As part of the order, he must continue to see a mental health doctor for the next two years and remain at his current address.

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Unemployed Chauhan committed his most recent offence on April 4.

Police were called at about 12.15pm after he indecently exposed himself at The Hoo mental health day centre in Lyndhurst Gardens, Hampstead.

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A spokeswoman said: “Police stopped the victim and he voluntarily attended the Royal Free where, while waiting to be assessed by psychiatric nurses, he further exposed himself. His behaviour shocked those present and he was arrested by police for outraging public decency and taken to Kentish Town police station.”

A Royal Free spokeswoman said: “The trust is dedicated to providing an environment that is safe for staff, patients and visitors.

“Our security team patrol the hospital site around the clock, respond to any incidents which occur and report them to the police where needed. We have robust procedures in place to ensure appropriate action is taken and support is put in place when assaults on staff happen.”

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