Police hunting man after sexual assault on Halesowen bus

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DETECTIVES have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to after a woman was sexually assaulted on a bus in Halesowen.

The 39-year-old was travelling on the number nine bus from Birmingham to Halesowen when she was assaulted at around 1.30pm on Thursday, July 3.

A man − described as white, around 5ft 6in, of stocky build and with short dark hair − got on the bus and sat next to her.

He sexually assaulted her during the journey and then again as she went to get off the bus at Halesowen.

Detective Sergeant Emma Holder, from the Safer Travel Project Empower Team, said: "The man also left the bus in Halesowen after the woman challenged him about his behaviour.

"Inquiries have been carried out in the area to locate the offender and officers remain on the lookout for him."

She added: "We are particularly keen to trace the man in these images as we believe he may be able to help us with our inquiries.

"I would urge anyone who knows who he is, or if you recognise yourself as the man in the pictures, to contact us as soon as possible."

Anyone with information should call the police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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