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Appeal in relation to sexual assault

News   •   May 22, 2020 06:00 BST

[CCTV image of man police wish to identify]

Detectives have released a CCTV image of a man they wish to trace after a woman was sexually assaulted on a bus. 

Between 09:30 and 09:45hrs on Tuesday, 4 February, a 20-year-old woman was sexually assaulted as she sat on the top deck of the Route 492 bus as it travelled between Crayford and Bluewater.

The victim became aware of a man coming up to the top deck and sitting directly behind her. She then became aware of pressure to her side. The man then proceeded to touch her inappropriately.

The victim moved to another seat, but the man continued to touch her until she left the bus.

Detectives have released the image of a man they are urgently looking to identify.

Detective Sergeant Ian Beattie, from the Met’s Roads and Transport Policing Command, said: “This was an incredibly upsetting incident for the victim. I would ask anyone who recognises this man to get in touch with us as soon as possible.”

If you have any information that could help this investigation please call 101 and quote CAD 8371/05Feb. To remain anonymous, please contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.