Man sought after woman sexually assaulted on Birkenhead bus

Police have issued a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to after a woman was sexually assaulted on a bus in Wirral.

The woman was on the Arriva 437 service travelling in the direction of Birkenhead at around 12.10pm on Friday, 26 April.

The bus stopped at Claughton Village, opposite Birkenhead Sixth Form College, when two males got on and sat next to her.

The males spoke to the victim before one of them sexually assaulted her.

Other passengers on the bus intervened and notified the driver who stopped the bus and asked them to get off. They got off near Birkenhead Park railway station.

Merseyside Police has issued a CCTV image of a man they would like to trace as they believe he could assist with the investigation.

Detective Inspector Sarah Wilkinson said, “This was clearly a very distressing incident for the woman involved.

“We would like to speak to the man pictured as we believe he could help with our enquiries and I would urge anyone who recognises him gets in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to DM @MerPolCC or Crimestoppers anonymously quoting reference 24000380604.

Image: Merseyside Police

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