Woman grabbed and attacked on Route 54 London Bus

Detectives investigating a sexual assault on a bus in Beckenham have released images of a male they wish to speak to in connection to the attack.

The incident occurred on Tuesday, 12 December 2017, at approximately 07:15am, on a Route 54 bus heading towards Lewisham.

The victim, a 25-year-old woman, sat on the upper deck of the virtually empty bus. A stop later, the suspect boarded and sat directly next to her. He began to engage her in unwanted conversation.

The suspect then put his arms around her and grabbed her breast. The victim pushed the suspect away, ran down the stairs and off the bus.

The suspect is described as a black man, aged between 20 to 25-years-old of slim build. He was wearing a blue baseball cap, dark jacket and scarf around his mouth.

Detectives from the Met’s Roads and Transport Command (RTPC) are investigating.

Police Constable Jay Thorn, who is investigating the assault, said: “This has left the victim feeling violated and now anxious to use public transport.

“I would urge anyone who recognises the man wanted for questioning to contact us as soon as possible.”

Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0207 327 4444 and quote CAD 1391/12Dec.