Police officers investigating an assault on a teenage girl on board a bus have released an image of a woman they want to identify.
The incident – that left the 13-year-old in hospital – happened at around 7.30pm on August 1, as the route 283 bus drove from Hammersmith Broadway to Shepherds Bush Green.
The victim boarded the bus near Shepherds Bush Green and made her way to get a seat at the back of the bus.
The suspect, a woman described as aged in her late teens or early 20s, was sitting blocking the aisle and refused to move her legs.
According to the Met, the suspect allegedly took a drink from the girl and poured it over her before launching a violent assault. A man tried to intervene but was also allegedly assaulted by the suspect.
The bus stopped outside the Bush Theatre on Uxbridge Road, Shepherds Bush, and the suspect got off leaving the victim on the floor.
The victim was taken to hospital for treatment before being discharged.
Police Constable, Tom Jasper, said: “This was an unprovoked assault which resulted in excessive violence being used against a young girl.
“We have issued an image of the woman we want to identify – if you recognise this person, or have any information about this incident, then please get in contact immediately.”
A spokeswoman from the Met said: “Anyone who can help is asked to call 101 or ‘X’ @MetCC and quote CAD6796/1Aug. You can also provide information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”
Pictured top: The woman police would like to identify (Picture: The Met)
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