Police seek man over alleged sex assaults on east London buses

POLICE have released a photograph of a man wanted for questioning over a series of alleged sexual assaults on buses in north and east London.

The Met Police Service said it had linked nine reports of sexual offences on buses, all of which took place between July and September.

Women have reported being assaulted on several bus routes, including two Waltham services – the 48 and the 279.

The complainants were aged between 23 and 62, but police said the majority were in their 20s.

Each alleged offence was said to have occurred from late afternoon onwards, but most were between 7pm and 11pm.

PC Chris Bowman said: “We clearly need to find whoever is responsible for these assaults and I would like to thank the women for coming forward to report them.

“Although our public transport system is generally safe, this does not diminish the fact that one such offence is one too many.

“Under no circumstances will this offending be tolerated and this linked series is being investigated using as many resources as possible.

“Each incident has left the women targeted feeling very upset and shocked and they are being supported by my team.

“We have carried out extensive enquiries to try and identify this man and we are now asking the public to contact us if they recognise him.

“Please come forward if you know who he is, whether that means making a report to us directly or via Crimestoppers anonymously.”

Anyone who recognised the man was asked to dial 101 and ask for the Roads and Transport Policing Command.

Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted completely anonymously on 0800 555111.

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Charles Thomson

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