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Appeal following sexual assault on Bromley bus

News   •   Dec 08, 2015 06:00 GMT

[IMAGE: CCTV still of man police would like to speak to, taken on a route 198 bus]

Officers from the Met's Roads and Transport Policing Command (RTPC) are appealing for help in identifying a man after a woman was sexually assaulted on a bus in Bromley.

On Monday, 23 March, at about 08:30hrs, a 21-year-old woman was sexually assaulted by a man as she travelled on a route 320 bus travelling along Bromley Road, BR1.

The suspect is described as a black man, who wore a grey flat cap, black jacket, dark coloured jeans and was carrying a laptop bag.

Officers are releasing two CCTV images of the man they would like to speak to in connection with this incident.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact DC Sue Chalmers of the RTPC on 07826 535 575 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting reference 175880.

Image 1 is from the route 320 bus and was taken at the time of the incident.

Image 2 was taken in June from the route 198 bus travelling from West Croydon Bus Station towards Shrublands Estate. Although no offence was reported to have taken place at this time, officers believe this could be a better likeness of how the man may look like now.

Unwanted sexual behaviour on the transport network is not tolerated and all sexual offences are taken very seriously.

Always report incidents of this nature to the police. If you have any information please dial 101, but in an emergency always call 999 immediately.

The Met Police recently jointly launched the Report it to stop it campaign with Transport for London, the British Transport Police and City of London Police, which aims to further increase the reporting of unwanted sexual behaviour on public transport in the capital.

Find out more and watch a video which asks you to decide when you would 'report it to stop it' -