Police have released a CCTV image of a man wanted for sexually assaulting a woman on a bus. It happened on the 83 bus travelling between Oldham and Manchester at about 5.45pm on Saturday 24th November. The offender walked upstairs and sat at the back of the bus, he gradually moved up the bus towards where the 16-year-girl was sitting.
He sat at the side of the victim and tried to speak to her and started to touch her thigh.
She got distressed and asked him to stop. He touched her thigh again on two occasions before other passengers saw her distress and removed him from the bus.
He is described as an Asian man, under 6ft tall with a thick black beard and a scar on his nose. He had short black hair which was covered by a grey Lonsdale Hooded top with the hood up, he also wore dark blue jeans.
Detective Constable Martin Riley from North Manchester CID, said: This man sat next to this young woman who was minding her own business travelling home. He sat next to her and started to touch her leg, luckily there were other passengers on the bus who saw her distress and came to her aid.
Were you on that bus? This image is of good enough quality for anyone who knows this offender to recognise him.
We would urge anyone who can help us make contact as soon as possible.
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 3101 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. (continue reading...)(...more)