CCTV appeal after woman touched inappropriately on a bus

DO you recognise this person? Police are keen to trace them in connection with an inquiry into a sexual assault in Lymington.

A woman in her 20s was touched inappropriately outside Boots Opticians at the top of Lymington High Street at around 10.30am on Monday, March 18, and police are keen to trace a person caught on CCTV.

It was reported that her hair, hand and shoulders were touched in an inappropriate way without her consent.

“Moments later, she boarded a bus and the man followed her,” a Hampshire Police spokesperson said. “The woman was also inappropriately touched during the bus journey. No injuries were reported.

“Since this was reported to us, officers have launched an investigation and would like to speak with potential witnesses.

“Were you in the area at the time? Did you witness any suspicious behaviour? Do you recognise the man in the CCTV image?”

The person in the image is described as being aged between 25 and 35, 5ft 7ins tall, of average build with short black hair and facial hair. He was wearing a grey hoodie, blue jeans and grey and white trainers.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101, quoting reference number 44240115997. They can also report any information online at, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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