Family claims police took two days to respond to 15-year-old girl being assaulted on bus

Written by on January 10, 2019

A TEENAGE girl was attacked on a bus in Birmingham in broad daylight.

Police have confirmed they are investigating a report of an assault on a 15-year-old girl which is believed to have taken place on board the number 45 while it was travelling along Pershore Road in Birmingham, just before 12pm on Monday.

The parents of the teenager claim two men of Asian descent attacked the girl as the bus departed the City Centre.

They said one of the men pinned the teenager down as he stroked and pulled her hair.

The attack was broken up when a passenger on the bus intervened, they said.

The family has claimed the incident was reported to the police on Monday but it was only after the mother phoned West Midlands Police the following day after reporting that an appointment was made to take a statement.

An appointment was made on Tuesday to visit the victim today to establish the exact circumstances around the incident

The family of the victim are appealing to the passenger who came to the girl’s aid to get in touch so they can thank her for the good deed.

South Birmingham Radio has contacted West Midlands Police about the family’s claims over the delay in responding to the incident and is awaiting a reply.

Any witnesses or anyone with any information should call police on 101, quoting the log number of 915 of 7th January 2019 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

 


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