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Appeal to identify five people after sexual assaults on buses

News   •   Feb 01, 2021 06:00 GMT

Officers investigating sexual assaults on London buses are appealing for the public's help to name six people they want to speak to.

Detective Sergeant Ian Beattie, of the Roads and Transport Policing Command, said: "Maintaining a safe network for those travelling on buses is vital. Sexual assaults on buses in London are very rare but when they do happen we prioritise supporting the victim and catching those responsible.

"The technology available to use is very strong and we encourage anyone who is a victim of witnesses of such offence to contact police so we can work to track down the perpetrator. "

[A] Police are trying to identify this man after a girl was sexually assaulted on a Route 241 bus. The incident is reported to have happened near Freemasons Road at approximately 13:00hrs on 17 November 2020.

[C] Police are appealing for information after a man exposed himself to a woman on a Route P12 bus. The incident is reported to have happened in the Overhill Road area of Dulwich at approximately 15:45hrs on 1 November 2020.

[D] Police are trying to identify this man after a woman was sexually assaulted on a Route 395 bus. The incident is reported to have happened between Northolt and Greenford at approximately 12:00hrs on 17 December 2020.

[E] Police are trying to identify this man after a girl was sexually assaulted on board a Route 55 bus. The incident is reported to have happened in the Hackney area at approximately 16:50hrs on 17 November 2020.

[F] Police are trying to identify this man after a girl was sexually assaulted on board a Rout 427 bus. The incident is reported to have happened in the Uxbridge Road area of Hayes at approximately 13:30hrs on 17 December 2020.

Detective Sergeant Beattie added: "These despicable acts are unacceptable and will not be tolerated. We will continue to do all we can to make bus routes safe for those travelling."

Mandy McGregor, TfL’s Head of Transport Policing and Community Safety, said: “The bus network is a low crime environment but when heinous acts like these are committed we are relentless in our pursuit of the perpetrators. I would urge anyone who witnessed any of these crimes or recognises the men in the CCTV images to come forward to ensure those responsible face the full force of the law.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via 101 or tweet @MetCC.

To remain anonymous call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

+ As part of this appeal we were seeking to identify a man in connection with a sexual assault on a Route 286 bus in Greenwich on 25 November 2020 [B]. A suspect has subsequently been identified and the image has been removed.