DETECTIVES investigating the sexual assault of a teenage boy on a bus in Northolt have released this image of a man they want to identify.

The incident took place on the afternoon of Thursday, August 12. The victim boarded a route 282 bus near the White Hart Roundabout just after 4pm.

A man had engaged him in conversation at the bus stop and sat next to him on the upper deck.

On the journey towards Ealing Hospital, the man made remarks of a sexual nature and touched the victim inappropriately.

Det Insp John Millward said: “This was a frightening experience for the young victim. Fortunately, he did not sustain any physical injuries, but he was understandably left very shaken.

“We have conducted a number of enquiries to identify the man. If anyone recognises him, I would urge them to come forward.”

If you can help, call police on 101, providing the reference 5822/13AUG. Or you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.