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Image released by police investigating tram assault

Photo: Greater Manchester Police

Detectives investigating an assault on a tram in Greater Manchester have released an an image of two youths they want to speak to.

Th 25-year-old victim was travelling from Bury from Manchester between 5.25pm and 5.40pm on Friday 8 January 2016.

She was approached by two boys, who assaulted her before sitting down on nearby seats.

They got off the tram in Bury, but before they did so the victim managed to take a photo of the offenders on her phone.

They are described as Asian, skinny build, around 14-years-old, 5ft 3in tall and wearing a dark-coloured waterproof jacket, black baseball cap and diamond stud earrings.

The second offender is described as Asian, slim build, around 5ft 6in tall and 15 to 16 years of age. He was wearing a light-grey hooded top and after the assault pulled a skull mask over his face.

“These young men brazenly assaulted this woman in front of a packed tram carriage and seemed completely unfazed when the victim challenged them.

“They demonstrated worrying criminal behaviour and it is important we identify them both to prevent any further assaults in future.

“I would also like to ask the public to take a stand when they see such behaviour take place.

“It is utterly unacceptable that this should take place in public and no one come to the victim’s defence.

– Greater Manchester Police
  • Anyone with information should police on 101 quoting incident number 1839/080116 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.