Two vulnerable teenage girls sexually assaulted and harassed on York buses

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Detectives are investigating after a vulnerable teenage girl was sexually assaulted and a second vulnerable teenager was touched inappropriately on buses in York.

They are appealing for witnesses or information about the incidents on the number 5 and 12 services.

An 18-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by a man who sat next to her on the number 5 bus on Monday, November 26.

The same man had previously made comments that made her uncomfortable and touched her inappropriately.

He is described as

  • dark skinned
  • aged 40 to 60
  • of larger build
  • with short or shaved hair
  • and wearing a black jacket.

He has previously been seen travelling from Huntington Road towards York railway station at around 4pm on either the route 5 or 12 bus.

Inappropriate touching

In a separate incident, a 19-year-old girl was approached by a man twice as she travelled on the number 12 bus from Monkton Road into the city centre.

On the first occasion he touched her hand inappropriately and made inappropriate comment.

On the most recent occasion, on Wednesday, November 14, he sat near hear and asked her questions that made her uncomfortable.

He is described as

  • black
  • around 40 years old
  • fat
  • and balding.

Police are working to establish whether the cases are linked to each other, or any other incidents.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police.

north-yorkshire-police-logo-25How to help the police

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for David Allen (collar number 1759)
Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the website
Email Detective Constable Allen here
Quote reference number 12180220537