Police have released an image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the sexual assault of a teenager on a bus in broad daylight.
On Friday, July 2, the 15-year-old boy in his school uniform, boarded the route 179 bus near Ilford and sat on the top deck where he was approached by a man.
This suspect sat next to the boy and began to engage him in sexual conversation, which the boy ignored.
Shockingly, the suspect then sexually assaulted the boy several times over a period of 20 minutes.
The victim eventually got off the bus and informed his mum, who went to the police.
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Using footage that the victim was able to film of the suspect, police have now released an image of a man they would like to speak to.
He is described as a male of Eastern European appearance, about 35 years of age with receding short brown hair and roughly shaven.
Detective Chief Inspector Michael Dougall, from the Met’s Roads and Transport Policing Command, said: “It is vital we identify this man.
“Do you recall seeing this man in the local area?
“Were you on the Route 179 bus and witnessed an incident taking place? If you know or saw anything, no matter how insignificant you feel it might be, please come forward to us.
Anyone who recognises him or has any information is urged to contact police on 07880 429486 or 101 quoting CAD 8095/02July.
Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or tweet @MetCC with any information.
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