Police investigating a stabbing on a bus have released a picture of a man they would like to speak to.

Metropolitan Police says it was called to reports of a person stabbed on board a bus in Eastcote Road, close to the junction with Northolt Road, in Harrow on April 1 around 6.45pm.

The victim, 18, had been stabbed in the chest.

He was taken to hospital where his condition was assessed as non-life threatening.

According to police, the victim had been approached by two males as he boarded the bus.

An “altercation” then occurred and the victim was stabbed.

Police have now released a CCTV image of a man they would like to trace.

Detective Constable Matthew Southwold, from the Roads and Transport Policing Command, said: “As the victim boarded the bus close to South Harrow tube station he was approached by two males. An altercation occurred resulting in the victim being stabbed.

"An image of one of the males we would like to trace has been issued – do you recognise this person? If you do, please call police immediately.”

Anybody with information is asked to call police on 101 or tweet @MetCC, quoting CAD reference 6875/01Apr. To remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.