Kiss on tram was indecent assault

THE HUNT is on for a middle-aged man who indecently assaulted a 13-year-old girl in broad daylight on a tram heading for Hucknall.

The teenage schoolgirl, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, was left shocked and bemused as the attacker kissed her before leaving the tram in Nottingham city centre.

Now investigating detectives have released this image taken from CCTV footage of a man they want to speak to in connection with the attack, which happened on Thursday April 14.

The girl, who was travelling to Hucknall but is not from the town, got on to the Nottingham Express Transit (NET) tram at the elevated Station Street stop, which is the first on the line, at 3.15 pm.

She was with her mother but they became separated.

The girl stood opposite a man who was already on board and sitting at the back of the tram.

He started to speak to the girl. But as the tram approached the Old Market Square stop, he got up and kissed her on the lips before walking across the square.

The man is described by the teenager as white, about 50 years old, a maximum of 5’9” tall and of slim build with stubble on his face.

The image released by the police is of a man captured on security cameras at the Station Street tram stop.

No-one has been arrested yet.

Anyone with information or who recognises the man is asked to ring Pc 3401 Andy Rollings at Central police station in Nottingham on 0300 3009999 (extension 8015116).

Alternatively, call the free and confidential Crimestoppers hotline on 0800 555111.