Man arrested for sexual assault of teenage girl


339 Bus Route - Wikimedia Commons

339 Bus Route – Wikimedia Commons


A man has been arrested in connection with two sexual assaults on a 15-year-old girl on the 339 bus that travels from Leytonstone to Shadwell.

Sadikur Rahman 40, of Shrewsbury Road, Forest Gate was charged with two counts of sexual assault on July 31.

Rahman appeared at East London Magistrate’s Court where he was formally charged for the assaults.

He received bail and is set to appear at the court again on October 5.

The 15 year old  girl reported being attacked twice by the same person, once at the beginning of this year in January, while the most recent attack took place March 14. Both assaults took place in the evening between 6:30pm-7:00pm.

The attacker boarded the bus at Martha Street, Shadwell, and then left after the assault.

Anyone with information about these attacks should contact lead investigator PC Naomi Goodman on 07534 259 243 or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 with the reference number 175801.

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