Appeal after sexual assaults on buses in the City of London
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Officers investigating two sexual assaults on buses in the City of London are asking for the public’s help to identify a man.
The assaults occurred on the 35 bus (London Bridge – Liverpool Street) travelling north at around 12:10pm on 10 October 2021 and the 149 (Dalston to Fenchurch Street) and 344 (Fenchurch Street – Southwark Bridge) buses, both travelling south between 9:30am – 10am on 17 March 2022.
The man involved in the assaults is believed to look for lone women on buses before sitting extremely close to them and using his elbow to push into the women’s breast. The man then apologies to the victim and makes conversation with them.
On the second occasion in March 2022, the man followed one victim from the first bus onto her connecting bus to continue the assault.
Detective Inspector Kelly Fisher, from the Public Protection Unit at the City of London Police, said:
“We want to speak to the man pictured about these assaults which have left the victims feeling extremely vulnerable.
“This behaviour is unacceptable and nobody should be made to feel unsafe or anxious travelling on public transport. It is vital we gain as much information as possible to help ensure this does not happen again so I would urge anyone with information to get in touch as soon as possible.”
Anyone with information is asked to call 101 and ask to speak to the City of London Police, quoting reference 21000589913. Information can also be passed to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or at https://crimestoppers-uk.org/