Police search for man who sexually touched himself on bus from Orpington to Penge
PUBLISHED: 16:57 14 August 2013 | UPDATED: 16:57 14 August 2013
A man who began sexually touching himself beside a woman on a bus between Orpington and Penge is being sought by police.
The incident took place on May 7 when a 19-year-old boarded the 358 bus at around 6pm.
A man then also boarded the bus and sat next to the victim before beginning to touch himself.
He is described as a scruffy black man, aged between 30 and 40, wearing dark tracksuit bottoms, a dark jacket and Nike trainers.
Officers from the Met’s Safer Transport Command Sexual Offences Team are appealing for information following the incident and have released CCTV footage of the suspect.
Det Con Anna Deighton said: “I would like to reassure passengers that these types of incidents are rare. We do not tolerate unwanted sexual behaviour on the transport network and we take all sexual offences very seriously.
“If someone has made you feel uncomfortable, for example touched you in an inappropriate manner, please tell the police or a member of our staff. It will help them to not only target the perpetrator, but also help prevent it happening to someone else.”
Anyone with information is urged to contact Det Con Deighton on 020 7421 1074 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.