A CCTV image has been released after a woman was sexually assaulted on a Reading bus.

Thames Valley Police is looking to speak to the man in the CCTV image as they believe he may have vital information about the incident.

The incident happened on the number five bus from Whitley to the town centre at around 7:50 am on Thursday, September 21.

The unknown offender reportedly touched the woman inappropriately over her clothing while they were sitting next to each other on the bus.

Investigating officer PC Max Cassinelli, of the neighbourhood policing team based at Reading police station, said: “I am appealing to anybody who recognises this man to please get in touch with us as we believe he may have vital information about this sexual assault.

“If you are the man pictured, please come forward as soon as possible.

“To contact us, call 101 or make a report on our website, quoting reference number 43230423676.

“Alternatively, you can provide information anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or via its website.”