Police launch manhunt after 13-year-old schoolgirl was sexually assaulted on a Stagecoach bus
- The girl was on bus in the Everton area of Liverpool at around 5.20pm yesterday
- A man allegedly sexually assaulted her and then fled in direction of Kirkdale Vale
Police have launched a manhunt after a 13-year-old girl was sexually assaulted on a Stagecoach bus.
The girl was a passenger on the number 17 bus, travelling on St Domingo Road in the Everton area of Liverpool, when she was allegedly assaulted at around 5.20pm yesterday.
The suspect is then believed to have left the bus and fled in the direction of Kirkdale Vale.
Merseyside Police have released CCTV images of the man they want to question.
Detective Inspector Chris Saidi said: ‘This would have been very traumatic for the young girl and we are determined to find the person responsible.
Police have launched a manhunt after a 13-year-old girl schoolgirl was sexually assaulted on a Stagecoach bus in the Everton area of Liverpool
The suspect is believed to have assaulted the girl before fleeing the bus in the direction of Kirkdale Vale
‘Everyone should be able to use public transport without the fear of being subjected to an incident like this.
‘We think the man pictured may have vital information that could help our enquiries so if you know him, please come forward as soon as possible.
‘If you were on the bus or recognise the man, then do let us know as any information you hold could support our enquiries.’
Anyone who recognises the man or has any information has been urged to contact @MerPolCC, 101 quoting reference 23000282669.
Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information-online/.