Officers from the Met’s Roads and Transport Policing Command investigating a sexual assault on a Route 144 bus are appealing for the public’s help to identify a man they wish to speak to. 

The assault occurred on Sunday, 19 June at around 15:20hrs, on the High Road in Wood Green, Haringey, when a female passenger was approached from behind and inappropriately touched.

Potential witnesses may remember that during the incident, the victim walked after the suspect, took him by the collar and said: “What do you think your doing?”


A member of the public shouted: “Don’t touch her,” to which the suspect turned around and struck the victim on the left side of her face, hitting her glasses.

The man is described as a white, aged between 35 and 45 years old and approximately 6ft in height. He had short mousey hair which was turning grey and blue/grey eyes. He was wearing a white collared shirt with a grey jumper or hooded top.

Anyone with information about the man or any information about the incident is urged to contact Detective Constable Gavin Staplehurst in the Roads and Transport Policing Command via 101.

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit

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