West Midlands Police are investigating following a reported assault on a 15-year-old girl as she was traveling on a bus with a friend.

The incident is believed to have taken place on board the number 45 bus while travelling along the Pershore Road in Birmingham, just before 12pm on Monday (7th January)

A spokesperson for West Midlands Police said: “The suspect inappropriately touched her hair, face and thighs.”

It’s understood the ordeal ended when another passenger intervened.

The mother of the victim said: “Without that woman I believe my daughter would have been very badly assaulted”

Incident has been captured on CCTV, enquiries are on-going.

Due to extremely high demand, it wasn’t possible to visit the mother of the victim on the day of the offence. Officers have since spoken to the victim to apologise.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am to midnight, call 101 anytime or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Quote crime reference 20BW/5973J/19.

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