Police want to trace this man after teenage girl is molested on bus in Fishponds

June 01 2021
Police want to trace this man after teenage girl is molested on bus in Fishponds

POLICE want to trace this man after a teenage girl was molested on a bus in Fishponds.

Officers say they are "especially keen to trace" the man in a CCTV image, released today, or anyone who recognises him.

The incident happened between 10.30am and 11.30am on May 1 on a number 48 bus heading to Downend and Emersons Green.

Avon and Somerset police said the girl was "inappropriately touched".

A spokesperson said: "The bus was travelling out of Bristol along Fishponds Road when the man sitting beside the 17-year-old girl started to touch her. 

"She described him as aged 19 or 20 and wearing a black padded jacket with the hood up.

"She got off at the next stop, near the Cross Hands pub, and ran to a friend's address."

Police want to hear from anyone who was on the same bus, recognises the man or has other information which could help their investigation.

Witnesses should call 101, quoting crime reference number 5221 094 129.

Information can also be given anonymously to Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.