Police release image of man after girl,16, sexually assaulted on Hounslow bus

The man is described as approximately 5ft 5in tall, of chubby build and was wearing a dark coloured baseball cap and mustard coloured T- shirt.

Police are hunting a man after a 16-year-old girl was sexually assaulted as she attempted to leave a double-decker bus in west London.

The incident happened just after 4pm on Tuesday, April 19 when the teenage girl boarded a 222 bus in Bell Road, Hounslow.

Police have released an image of a man after a 16-year-girl was assaulted on a Hounslow bus

She made her way to the top deck and sat down by herself, police said.

Then a man, described as approximately 5ft 5in tall, of chubby build and wearing a dark coloured baseball cap and mustard coloured T- shirt, boarded and set next to her.

As the girl went to leave the bus, around 15 minutes later, the male sexually assaulted her.

Police have released an image of a man they would like to speak to regarding the allegation.

If you recognise the male in this picture, or have any information that could assist this investigation, please contact police on 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD 5408/11JUL22.

Alternatively, you can provide information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.