Teenage girl is sexually assaulted while on bus

Reporter: Jon Chubb
Date published: 07 May 2019

Greater Manchester Police have launched an investigation and are appealing for witnesses after a teenage girl was sexually assaulted on a bus in Tameside.

It’s understood the attack took place as the girl was travelling on the Stagecoach service from Glossop to Ashton when the bus was near Stalybridge Celtic Football Club.

It was reported to police in February 2019 but the assault took place at around 9.40am on Friday 16th November 2018.

An image has been released of a man police would like to speak to in connection with the investigation.

Police Constable Stephen Henshaw, from Greater Manchester Police’s Tameside District, said: “Since the time this was reported to us our investigations have included covert enquiries and, because of the location, we are also liaising with neighbouring police forces.

“We are now appealing for help from the public who may have information which could assist us.”

Anyone with information should contact the police on 0161 856 9350. Details can also be passed on anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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