Manhunt launched after woman hairs set alight

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Police have released an image of a woman they wish to identify in connection with an assault aboard a bus in Camden. 

On Sunday, 30 August at 4.45pm a woman boarded a Route 328 bus at Kilburn High Road heading toward Maida Vale. She sat at the rear of the bus on the lower deck. She did not touch in as she boarded the vehicle.

The victim, a 33-year-old woman, sat on the seat in front of her.

The suspect, who was playing with a lighter, began to burn strands of the victim’s hair.

When the victim attempted to call police the suspect left the bus, shouting “Call the police, send me to jail, I will burn you anyway.”

PC Matt Cannon, investigating, said:
“Although the victim didn’t suffer serious injuries, she was understandably shocked and distressed by this incident.

“It was sheer luck that that she didn’t suffer burns as a result.

“I am very keen to know the identity of the female shown in the image and urge anyone who can name her to contact police.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Tweet @MetCC quoting 5466/30AUG.