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Teenage boy allegedly sexually assaulted on Arriva Bus in Chatham

A teenage boy was sexually assaulted on a bus by a 40-year-old man, it is alleged.

Police are looking for witnesses after the 17-year-old reported being inappropriately touched on the Arriva 145 bus from Chatham.

Arethusa Road in Chatham. Picture: Google Maps
Arethusa Road in Chatham. Picture: Google Maps

The man approached him between 4pm and 5pm on Monday, March 20.

During the incident, the suspect, who appeared intoxicated, is alleged to have inappropriately touched the teenager and also made some crass remarks.

A police spokesman said: “Officers are keen to talk to a woman who was also on the bus who intervened during the incident and helped the victim, resulting in the offender getting off of the bus in Arethusa Road.

The suspect is described as white, approximately 40- years-old, and five feet five inches tall.

He was described as having a round face and was bald with some hair at the sides. The man was wearing jeans and a light brown coat.

Following the incident officers have carried out several enquiries, including reviewing CCTV and are now seeking witnesses.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Kent Police appeals line on 01634 792209 quoting crime reference 46/51313/23.

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or by using the online form on its website.

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