CCTV appeal after girl sexually assaulted on Newham bus

CCTV image of a man police wish to speak to

Police investigating a sexual assault on a Newham bus would like to speak with this man. - Credit: Met Police

Police investigating a sexual assault on a Newham bus are appealing for the public’s help to identify a man they wish to speak to.

A girl was reportedly sexually assaulted on a route 241 bus near Freemasons Road in Custom House about 1pm on November 17, 2020.

Det Sgt Ian Beattie of the Roads and Transport Policing Command said: "Maintaining a safe network for those travelling on buses is vital.

CCTV image of a man on a bus

If you recognise this man, contact police via 101 or tweet @MetCC or anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. - Credit: Met Police

“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."

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

To report information anonymously, call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.