13-year-old Girl Assaulted on 283 Bus in Shepherd's Bush

Police issue photo of woman they wish to locate

13-year-old Girl Assaulted on 283 Bus in Shepherd's Bush
CCTV image of woman sought by police. Picture: Met Police

October 13, 2023

An image of a woman police wish to speak to has been released after a violent assault on a 13-year-old girl in Shepherd’s Bush.

The incident occurred on a 283 bus coming from Hammersmith Broadway to the Uxbridge Road on Tuesday 1 August this year. At around 7.30pm the victim boarded the bus at Shepherd’s Bush Green and made her way to get a seat at the rear.

A woman, described as aged in her late teens or early twenties, was sitting blocking the aisle and refused to move her legs.

She then took a drink from the girl and poured it over her before attacking her. A man tried to intervene but was also assaulted by the suspect.

The bus stopped outside the Bush Theatre on Uxbridge Road, W12 and the suspect got off leaving the victim on the floor.

She was taken to hospital for treatment before being discharged.

PC Tom Jasper from the Met’s Roads and Transport Policing Command said, “This was an unprovoked assault which resulted in excessive violence being used against a young girl. We have issued an image of the woman we want to identify – if you recognise this person, or have any information about this incident, then please get in contact immediately.”

Shepherd's Bush bus assault august 2023
A larger picture of the woman sought by police

Anyone who can help is asked to call 101 or ‘X’ @MetCC and quote CAD6796/1Aug.

You can also provide information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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