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Appeal following a sexual assault on a bus in Islington

News   •   Oct 05, 2017 14:41 BST

[Image: CCTV still of suspect sought]

Detectives have released an image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with an allegation of sexual assault on a bus in Islington. 

The incident occurred on Friday, 9 June at approximately 08:25hrs on a Route 43 bus from Muswell Hill Road, N10 going towards Archway. 

The suspect boarded the Routemaster bus at a bus stop on Holloway Road near Archway Underground Station. He went to the upper deck and sat next to the 17-year-old girl who was travelling to her school in Holloway. 

After a short while he placed his hand on the victim’s right knee. The victim, shocked and frightened, pulled her knee away. He then continued to touch her inappropriately several more times.

The suspect exited the bus on Holloway Road, junction with Tollington Road by the Nags Head Public House.

The suspect is described as a black man, aged between 30 to 40-years-old, around 5ft 10ins tall, with facial stubble. He wore a navy top with black nylon jogging bottoms.

The incident is being investigated by detectives from the Met's Roads and Transport Policing Command.

PC Paul Greenfield, of the Roads and Transport Policing Command, said: “Everyone has the right to expect to use public transport without fear of becoming a victim of crime. We’re asking the public to help us find this man so we can ensure he doesn’t commit any more offences.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Paul Greenfield on 07769281515, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Alternatively you can tweet @MetCC with any information.

There have been no arrests.