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Appeal to find man after more than 10 sexual assaults on Muslim women

Police investigating a series of more than 10 sexual assaults on buses have released images of a man they want to identify and speak with.

The offences occurred from February 2022 to September 2023, mostly in the afternoons and evenings on the bus network around Ealing, Hammersmith, Westminster and Hounslow areas.

For many of the offences, the suspect or the victim have boarded the bus at Westfield in Shepherds Bush, Ealing Broadway, or Acton High Street.

Image of the man police would like to identify and speak to (Picture: The Met)

The suspect targets Muslim women, sits next to them on the bus and touches them. He doesn’t speak to them.

There have been no arrests as enquiries continue.

Detective Sergeant Matthew Brown, said: “We are aware of social media posts regarding this individual and appreciate the concern that these incidents will cause. 

Image of the man police would like to identify and speak with (Picture: The Met)

“We would like to assure the community that we are doing all that we can to identify and locate the suspect.

“While his face is covered in the images, we are hoping that anyone who knows him will recognise him or his clothing and get in touch.

“Similarly, if you believe that you may have been targeted by this man, but have not yet spoken with police, please do get in touch – at the very least so that we can know that you are okay and are being supported.”

A spokesman from the Met said: “Anyone with information can contact police on 101 or post via X @MetCC quoting reference CAD 8412/21Sep.

“To remain anonymous call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

Pictured top: Images of the man police would like to identify and speak with (Picture: The Met)

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