Police hunt man who ‘sexually assaulted 11-year-old girl on bus’

Police are hunting a man suspected of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl.

A man followed the girl on to a bus in Dollis Hill, north west London, before sitting near her on the top deck and trying to speak to her.

Worried, she got off but her attacker followed, grabbed her and sexually assaulted her, police said.

The schoolgirl screamed and struggled and managed to outrun the predator even though he chased her.

She had been waiting for the bus at around 4.20pm on January 11 in Alder Grove when the man started a conversation with her.

She got on a route 182 bus, which was travelling towards Bannister Playing Fields, and got off at Brook Road.

Detective Constable Chris Tester of the Metropolitan Police said: “The young victim is very shaken by this incident and I would appeal to the public to help us identify the man responsible.

“Thankfully incidents of this nature are rare, but when they do happen it is understandable that there are concerns. Following the incident, extra patrols have been carried out in the area and the public are asked to report any concerns.”

The suspect is a bald, black man with scars under both eyes. He is more than 6ft, was wearing a gold or yellow jacket and black trousers, and was carrying shopping bags. He spoke with an African accent.

Anyone with information can tweet @MetCC quoting CAD 5218/11JAN18 or to remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Source : https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/police-hunt-man-who-sexually-assaulted-11yearold-girl-on-bus-a3799481.html