Woman, 79, sexually assaulted at Haringey bus stop

A 79-year-old woman has been sexually assaulted at a north London bus stop.

Police said the victim was sitting at the bus stop on Fortis Green, Haringey, at about 10:30 GMT on Saturday 1 March.

A man who was sitting on a fence opposite her struck up a conversation before sexually assaulting her.

The suspect is described as black, about 30 years old, and was wearing a thick, dark-coloured coat with a logo on the right sleeve and light blue jeans.

He also wore a hood or a hat and a scarf.

As the attack took place, the woman's bus - the 102 - arrived and she boarded.

The suspect did not board the bus, which was travelling towards Muswell Hill, from East Finchley.

Appealing to witnesses, Det Con Alex Peddie said: "This attack took place in broad daylight on a very busy road.

"Were you in the area at the time of the assault or were you travelling on the route 102 as it pulled into the stop on Fortis Green?

"If you saw anything and can assist this investigation, please contact police."

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