CCTV Clues As Sexual Assault Investigation Gathers Pace

Members of the public are being asked to help police identify a man wanted in connection with a sex attack on a Birmingham bus.

Detectives from the force’s Public Protection Department have today (Monday 11 March) released CCTV of the man thought to have assaulted a 23-year-old woman as she travelled alone on the number 50.

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After the victim boarded the bus at around 6pm on Moor Street in the city centre, her attacker sat next to her five minutes into her journey.

As the bus made its way out of the city centre, the man subjected the woman to a degrading sexual assault.

She objected and the pair both got off the bus on Kings Heath High Street near to the old bingo hall. As the victim rushed to Kings Heath police station to report the crime, her attacker walked back towards the city centre.

The offender is described by the victim as a dark skinned black male in his early 20s, around 6’ tall, slim, with short curly black hair and a slight beard. He was wearing a green and black coat over a light coloured hoodie, dark trousers and training shoes.

The attack happened between 6pm and 6.30pm on Tuesday 20 November 2012. Since that time, detectives have been trawling hours of CCTV footage from

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the area and conducting extensive local enquiries to identify the man in the images to no avail.

Anyone who can name the man in the CCTV should call investigating officer, PC Neil Powell, on 101.

Alternatively, people who do not want to speak with police officers directly can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.