A WOMAN was sexually assaulted on a bus in Christchurch.

Police have released CCTV images of a man they would like to identify following the incident, which happened at around 3.20pm on Monday.

The victim - a local woman aged in her 20s - got onto the 1A Yellow Bus on the Barrack Road stop by KFC.

A couple of stops later, by the Tesco garage on Barrack Road, two men got onto the bus. One sat in the seat next to the victim.

He made advances towards the victim, repeatedly asking her personal questions. He mentioned her perfume and started leaning towards her before attempting to kiss her neck around five times.

He then inappropriately touched her leg three or four times despite her asking him to stop.

Police Constable Louise Rowswell, of Christchurch police, said: “This bus was travelling from Christchurch to Boscombe at the time of this incident. The victim was extremely intimidated by this man and felt pinned to her seat."

Anyone who recognises the man in the CCTV images is asked to contact Dorset Police on 101, quoting occurrence number 55190037396.