Police issue appeal to find man after two schoolgirls sexually assaulted on bus

Police want to speak to the man as part of their enquires to the incident that took place on on Tuesday July 5

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Police have issued an appeal to help find a man after two schoolgirls were sexually assaulted on a bus in Bristol.

Avon and Somerset Police have released an image of a man they would like to speak to as part of their enquires into the incident on Tuesday July 5.

The girls, who were 12-years-old at the time of the incident, are being provided with access to any support they require, police added.

In a tweet, the force said: “Do you recognise this man who we want to identify as part of our enquiries into sexual offences on a 48A bus in Bristol?

Avon and Somerset Police have released an image of a man they would like to speak to in connection to the incident
Avon and Somerset Police have released an image of a man they would like to speak to in connection to the incident

“They happened between 7-7.30pm on Tuesday 5 July in Fishponds Road.

“The bus was being driven towards Broadmead. Call 101 ref 5222159882.”

While a statement added: “Two girls were sexually assaulted by touching by an unknown man on a 48A bus between 7-7.30pm on Tuesday 5 July.

“The bus was in Fishponds Road and being driven in the direction of Broadmead.

“We continue to provide the victims, who were 12 years old at the time, with access to any support they require.

“CCTV enquiries have been carried out and officers investigating these matters are releasing an image of a man who we want to talk to in connection with these assaults.

“Witnesses or anyone who recognises the man should call 101 and give reference number 5222159882.”