Police release CCTV footage of a man they want to speak to after young girls were sexually assaulted on trams

Police investigating a series of sexual offences on trams in Manchester City Centre and in Trafford have released further CCTV footage of a man they’d like to speak to.

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At 6.25pm on Thursday 31 October 2019, a 16-year-old girl reported that she had been sexually assaulted on a tram between Piccadilly Gardens and Cornbrook.

At 3.20pm on Friday 15 November 2019, a 12-year-old girl reported that she had been sexually assaulted on a tram between Piccadilly Gardens and Altrincham.

A few hours later, at 6.40pm, another young girl reported that she’d witnessed a man behaving inappropriately on a tram between Market Street and Old Trafford.

In December 2019, police released four images of a man police want to speak to in relation to the offences.

Sergeant Nick Bamber, of GMP’s Transport Unit, said: “I’d like to thank those who have already been in touch following our previous appeal.

“However, despite a good response from the public, the man in the image remains outstanding and we are therefore releasing further footage today.

“We remain committed to speaking to this individual in connection with these offences and believe someone out there will be able to identify him.

“If you recognise him, or have any information that may assist us, please get in touch.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 3115 quoting 1005 20/11/19.

Alternatively, the independent charity – Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


Greater Manchester is nationally recognised as a model of good practice in terms of support services available to victims.

 – If you or someone you know has been raped or sexually assaulted, we encourage you not to suffer in silence and report it to the police, or a support agency so you can get the help and support available.

 – You can call Greater Manchester Police on 101, or alternatively people can refer themselves to St Mary’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre on 0161 276 6515, whether or not you want make a police report.

 – St Mary’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre in Manchester provides a comprehensive and coordinated forensic, counselling and medical aftercare service to anyone in Greater Manchester who has experienced rape or sexual assault. Services are available on a 24-hour basis and people can access them via Greater Manchester Police, or as a self-referral.

 – Manchester Rape Crisis is a confidential support service run by women for women and girls who have been raped or sexually abused. Confidential helpline: 0161 273 4500.

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