Sexual assault on bus in Birstall.

Sexual assault on bus in Birstall

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Issued on 18/7/13 at 10:21 a.m.       Crime number: LC/01854/13-3

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they wish to speak to in connection with a sexual assault on a bus.

The incident happened at around 5.55pm on Wednesday May 8, 2013 on the number 126/127 Arriva bus which was travelling from Coalville and through Birstall on Loughborough Road at the time of the offence.

The 14-year-old victim was sitting on the upper deck when he was approached by another passenger who is had been on the bus from at least 5.30pm.

The passenger made an inappropriate comment to the victim and touched him indecently.

The victim then got of the bus and reported the incident to his parent when he got home.

He has been described by the victim as around 5’9” tall, of a stocky build and around 16-years-old. He had blonde hair, spoke with a local accent and was wearing a black hooded top and blue baggy low slung jeans.

Detective Constable Alka Mistry, who is investigating the incident, said: “We would like to appeal to anyone who may recognise this man or knows his identity to please contact us.”

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact DC 4223 Alka Mistry on 101, follow the instructions to leave a message for an officer and when prompted key in his identification number 4223. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, which is free and anonymous, on 0800 555 111.

Please note, some mobile phone providers may charge for the call to Crimestoppers. Calls to 101 cost 15p for the call.

(Copied from Leicestershire Constabulary website)