Man Sought After Woman Harassed on Two Buses

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Image of the man police wish to speak to. Picture: Met Police


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September 12, 2023

The police have issued images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with an incident in which a woman was harassed and assaulted.

The victim boarded a 116 bus in Staines Road, Feltham at 6:20am on Tuesday 4 July and sat on the top deck. A man, who got on the bus at the same stop and who she did not know, sat in the seat directly behind her.

He then proceeded to touch her inappropriately through the space between the seats. When she leaned away from him, he also leaned forward and touched her waist then reached over the seat, grabbed her over the shoulders, hugged her for around 30 seconds and kissed her on her cheek.

The suspect then followed the victim while at Hounslow Bus Station and grabbed her right arm and tried to pull her towards him for a hug.

The woman told him no several times and tried to pull away but was not able to. He proceeded to kiss her on her cheek and asked her twice to do it again, but the victim declined. The suspect then walked away from the woman.

Around 20 minutes after getting off the first bus, the victim got on a route H37 towards Richmond. The suspect followed her and sat next to her. Not far into the journey he grabbed the victim’s leg before alighting from the bus at Isleworth Station. The victim remained on the bus and continued her journey.

An investigation has been launched by officers from the Roads and Transport Policing Command and, as part of their inquiries, they are releasing images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the matter.

An image of the man sought by police taken on the bus
An image of the man sought by police taken on the bus. Picture: Met Police

DC Charlotte Joseph, of the Met’s Roads and Transport Policing Command, said, “This was a really frightening and intimidating experience for the victim, which has left her nervous to travel.

“The suspect thought it was fine to harass, assault and grab a young woman who was simply going about her daily business. It is absolutely not acceptable that any woman should have to deal with this type of behaviour and we are working hard to target those who commit such offences.

“I have no doubt this individual will likely attempt to assault other females, he needs to be identified and caught. I would urge anyone who believes they recognise the man in the images to come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting CAD 2394/08SEP23, or to give information anonymously call 0800 555 111.


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