Police want to speak to this man after spate of sexual assaults on London buses

Josh Salisbury (20 November, 2019) Crime

Women aged between 23 and 62 were sexually assaulted by touching on the buses, say police

33388The man police wish to speak to

Police want to speak to this man in connection with a spate of sexual assaults on buses, including routes ending at London Bridge.

Women aged between 23 and 62 were sexually assaulted by touching on the buses, say police, with the majority of the victims being in their twenties.

They were mostly committed between 7pm and 11pm between Thursday, July 4 and Wednesday September 25.

Police have named routes 38, 48, 279, 254, 149 and 253, most of which operate in north and east London as being some of the services the sex attacks occurred on.

“We clearly need to find whoever is responsible for these assaults, and I would like to thank the women for coming forward to report them,” said PC Chris Bowman of the Met’s Road and Transport Policing.

“Each incident has left the women targeted feeling very upset and shocked, and they are being supported by my team.”

Despite “extensive enquiries”, officers have not been able to track down the culprit, and have now turned to the public for help in identifying the man pictured. Nine offences are being investigated in total.

None of the victims were left physically injured by the sex attacks. “Although our public transport system is generally safe, this does not diminish the fact that one such offence is one too many,” added PC Bowman.

“Under no circumstances will this offending be tolerated and this linked series is being investigated using as many resources as possible.

“It is imperative women in London should be able to board public transport without fear of being targeted.”

Anyone who recognises the man is asked to call police on 101, or by contacting independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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