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Police are hunting for a man after a girl was sexually assaulted on a bus in east London.

Stills of CCTV footage have been released after the victim was attacked while travelling on the W15 in Hackney.

Officers were told that the girl boarded the bus in Morning Lane, with the suspect getting on at Glyn Road and sitting next to her on the lower deck, on Wednesday, October 16 2019 at 4.40pm.

It was reported that he made sexual comments towards her before touching her.

The victim got off the bus in Leyton and walked towards her home.

The man followed her most of the way back before she managed to lose him.

Specialist officers are supporting the girl and an investigation to trace the man continues.

Met Police are now asking the public for help with identifying him.

Detective Constable Dion Bascombe said: “This was an extremely distressing incident for the girl to endure. No one should have to experience something like this while going about their daily life and taking a bus home.

“We’ve made various enquiries to trace this man however now believe the public can assist us. If you think you know who he could be, please call us without delay.”