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Man sits down next to woman on public bus and forcibly touches her private parts

By Mason White 10:57 AM November 23, 2014
The suspect 

By: Mahesh Sarin
Police are looking to arrest a man on charges of sexual assault after allegedly forcibly touching a woman’s private parts while riding a public bus, police in the United Kingdom said.

Police in Birmingham, have released images of the man who sexually assaulted the woman as she sat on the public bus.

The assault took place around 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, on the number 16 bus in Birmingham City Centre. The woman got onto the bus at Priory Queensway, and sat on the top floor.

The offender then sat down next to her, despite other seats being free. At some point, the suspect assaulted her. As the woman got up to get off the bus, he stood behind her and sexually assaulted her again.

The offender is described as European, possibly Turkish, with dark hair and wearing jeans.

PC Catherine Ross from the safer Travel team said: “We have released images of the man who carried out an unprovoked assault on a woman traveling alone. The offender picked her out and sat next to her, preventing her from escaping. The assault has left the woman feeling scared to travel alone and it is important that we identify him.”