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CCTV appeal after 13-year-old girl 'sexually assaulted on bus'

Police are trying to track down a passenger seen on CCTV after a 13-year-old girl reported being sexually assaulted on a bus in south London.

Know him? Police need to find him after an alleged attack on a bus Credit: Met Police

The girl was travelling between Bromley Town Hall and Ashgrove Road on Monday, 26 January at about 4:10pm. Police describe the suspect as:

  • Approximately 25-years-old and of medium build
  • Wearing a black padded gilet over a blue long sleeve top
  • Black beanie style hat with large white logo and grey/white trousers

Anyone with information can contact police on 101.

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Bromley council workers to strike

Unite members of Bromley council will strike Credit: PA

Members of the Unite union who are employed by Bromley council have begun a strike over what they call 'mass privatisation'. They have accused the council of wanting 'to privatise everything it does not have a legal duty to provide directly'. But the council says it needs to make £50 million in savings over four years from a net budget of around £200 million.

This, according to Unite, has led to a reduced workforce of directly employed staff; from 3,000 to 300.

Of those who voted in the ballot, eighty seven per cent opted for strike action. Disruption will continue into the 8th of April, with services affected including libraries and parks.

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Four vigilantes chase down armed robber in Petts Wood

Four members of the public chased down and caught an armed robber who was trying to hold up a bank in Petts Wood.

Police were called just after 2pm to the incident in Station Square - but by the time they arrived they found the vigilantes were already holding the man, who was armed.

Whilst it is still extremely early in the investigation, it appears that the members of the public have put themselves in some danger in order to detain somebody they believe has been involved in a very dangerous and serious crime.

Whatever the outcome, I would like to praise the bravery of those who helped detain the man until my officers were able to arrive and arrest him and I will certainly be looking to get in touch with them to commend them for their efforts.

I should stress, however, that we would not recommend the public tackle anyone that could be armed with a weapon.

– Bromley Borough commander, Chief Superintendent Chris Hafford
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