CCTV appeal following sexual assault on bus in Prescot
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We have issued CCTV images of a man who may have information to assist enquiries into a report of sexual assault on a bus that travelled from Queen Square in Liverpool to Prescot.
The offence was reported to Merseyside Police and occurred on Friday 29 September at around 10.30pm on a Stagecoach bus that stopped at Queen Square in Liverpool and travelled to St Helens Bus Station
The victim who was a young woman got off the bus which stopped on Warrington Road in Prescot whilst the offender remained on the vehicle.
Since the incident officers have carried out extensive CCTV examinations and witness enquiries and detectives have issued CCTV images of a man they believe could assist with their investigation.
Detective Inspector Richie Shillito said: “Incidents such as these can cause serious distress to any victim and are totally unacceptable. Everyone should be able to use public transport in our city and feel safe.”
“The victim was left scared and understandably upset by this man’s awful behaviour and did the right thing in contacting police.
“If you recognise the man pictured then please let us know, as we believe he may hold information vital to our ongoing investigation.
“If you were on the bus at around 10.30pm on Friday 29 September or recognise the man then do let us know as any information you hold could support our enquiries.”
If you recognise the man or have any information on this incident, please contact @MerPolCC, 101 quoting reference 23000945675. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information-online/