Police have released an image of two youths that they wish to speak to in connection with an assault on the tram.
Between 5.25pm and 5.40pm on Friday 8 January the 25-year-old victim was on the tram to Bury from Manchester when she was approached by two boys, who assaulted her before sitting down on nearby seats.
They got off the tram at Bury but before they exited the victim managed to take a photo of the offenders on her phone. The first offender has been described as a 5ft 3in tall Asian boy of skinny build, he is also believed to be around 14-years-old. He was wearing a dark coloured waterproof jacket, a black baseball cap and diamond stud earrings.
The second offender has been described as a 5ft 6in tall Asian boy of slim build, and he is also suspected to be around 14-years-old. He was wearing a light grey hooded top and after the assault pulled a skull mask over his face.
Constable Fletcher has stated “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 the future”.
Mr. Fletcher also added “I would 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. Anyone who recognises these youths should contact police immediately”.
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