Teenage girl sexually assaulted and then 'followed onto bus by attacker' in city centre
Police are appealing after a teenage girl was sexually assaulted and then followed onto a bus by her attacker.
It happened on Chichester Street in Belfast on Friday September 23.
Sometime between 12.05pm and 12.15pm a 16-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by a man as she was waiting at a bus stop between the junctions of Callender Street and Arthur Street.
Officers said as the girl boarded the bus it is believed that the man followed her.
The male is described as being aged in his mid to late 40s with short dark hair that was shaved on the top.
He had black stubble, a thin square face with a tanned complexion, approximately 5ft 7inches or 5ft 8inches in height and of medium build. He spoke with a foreign accent and was wearing a burgundy or purple waist length coat.
Constable Conan Magee said: "Police would like to hear from an elderly male with grey hair and beard, who let the female go ahead of him in the queue in order to get on the bus, and then sat near her as he may have information which would assist our enquiries.
“We are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the assault to contact Lisburn Road PSNI Station on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 551 of 23/09/16. Or, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.”