Police have issued an image of a man they wish to identify in relation to sexual assaults that happened on buses across north and east London.
The nine offences investigated happened between Thursday, 4 July and Wednesday, 25 September.
Detective Constable Teresa Moore, said: “We clearly need to find whoever is responsible for these assaults, and I would like to thank the women for coming forward to report them.
“Although our public transport system is generally safe, this does not diminish the fact that one such offence is one too many. Under no circumstances will this offending be tolerated and this linked series is being investigated using as many resources as possible.
“It is imperative women in London should be able to board public transport without fear of being targeted.
“Each incident has left the women targeted feeling very upset and shocked, and they are being supported by my team.
“We have carried out extensive enquiries to try and identify this man, and we are now asking the public to contact us if they recognise him.
“Please come forward if you know who he is, whether that means making a report to us directly, or via Crimestoppers anonymously.”
All of the women who were sexually assaulted by touching are between the ages of 23 and 62 years old police have said. The incidents happened on the 38, 48, 279, 254, 149 and 253.
Anyone who recognises the man in the images, or has related information to share, is asked to call detectives from the Roads and Transport Policing Command via 101 or tweet @MetCC or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
(Image Credit and Source: News.met.police.uk)