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Man arrested over sexual assaults on Lewisham and Southwark buses

News   •   Jan 30, 2017 18:49 GMT

Officers investigating a series of sexual assaults on buses in Lewisham and Southwark have made an arrest.

On Monday, 30 January a 32-year-old man was arrested in East Dulwich on suspicion of sexual offences. He was taken into custody at a central London police station where he remains at this time.

Enquiries by officers from the Met's Road and Transport Policing Command continue.

Officers had previously appealed regarding a number of incidents that they were treating as linked.

On Tuesday, 24 January at around 21.30hrs a 22-year woman was sexually assaulted on the route 12 bus in the Dulwich area.

On Friday, 27 January a 17-year-old girl was touched her inappropriately.

Later that day at around 17:00hrs, a 13-year-old girl reported that she was sexually assaulted whilst travelling on a route 363 bus. A second 13-year-old also subsequently reported a man trying to engage her in a conversation which made her feel uncomfortable on the route 197 bus near Dulwich Library, SE22.

Then at around 17:50hrs, a-15-year-old girl on a route 171 bus got off near Bromley Road, SE6 and a man from the bus followed her, tried to engage her in conversation before groping her.

Officers have had a good response to appeals but continue to appeal for witnesses, or anyone with any information about any of the incidents, to call police via 101 or tweet them via @MetCC.

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org.