Sleeping passenger sexually assaulted on bus

Police in Hackney are appealing for help from the public to trace David O’Brien, aged 51, who they want to speak to in connection with a sexual assault.

The incident reportedly took place on Sunday, 31 May on a route 243 bus at Stoke Newington Road, N16. A woman in her 20s who had fallen asleep on the bus awoke to find a man sexually assaulting her.

The victim’s shocked and distressed reaction prompted the suspect to flee the vehicle when it stopped at Stoke Newington Road, at the junction with Princess May Road, N16.

Mr O’Brien’s last known address was in the Westminster area. He is known to frequent the Woolwich and New Cross areas, regularly travels to other parts of London by bus, and speaks with an Irish accent.

Anyone who has information concerning the whereabouts of Mr O’Brien, is asked to call MetCC on 101 or tweet @MetCC.

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