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15 August 2013, 07:44
Detectives investigating a sexual assault on a teenage girl have released CCTV images of a man wanted in connection with the crime.
The attack happened shortly before midnight on 26 July as the girl stood at Walsall bus station.
She was waiting for the 301 when a man walked up to her. The offence was reported to police by the teen’s mother half an hour later when her daughter returned home.
Detective Inspector Annie O’Grady, from West Midlands Police’s Public Protection Unit, is leading the investigation. She said: "This behaviour is totally unacceptable and I am determined to find the person responsible for this attack.
"Specially trained officers have been supporting the teenager and we have been conducting a number of enquiries to find the offender. We have now released CCTV of a man we want to speak with and are asking people to contact us if they know what his name is or can tell us where he lives, works or socialises."
The suspect is described by the victim as black, slim, around 5’8” tall and is believed to be in his 20s. At the time of the attack he was wearing a black jacket and cream chinos.
Anyone with information which may aid DI O’Grady’s investigation should call her on 101. Alternatively, people who do not want to speak to police officers can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
In addition to local officers, West Midlands Police has a team dedicated to tackling crime on the region’s transport network.
Safer Travel is a partnership between Centro, West Midlands Police, British Transport Police and transport operators such as National Express West Midlands.
The team conduct both uniformed and plain clothed targeted patrols based on information passed to them from the public.