olice are on the hunt for a woman after a bus passenger’s hair was singed with a lighter in north west London.
The suspect boarded a Route 328 bus at Kilburn High Road heading towards Maida Vale on Sunday, August 30 at 4.45pm.
A 33-year-old woman was sat on the seat in front of her. The Metropolitan Police said the suspect, who was playing with a lighter, began to burn strands of the victim’s hair.
When the victim tried to call police the suspect left the bus in Camden, shouting “Call the police, send me to jail, I will burn you anyway.”
PC Matt Cannon, who is investigating the assault, said: “Although the victim didn’t suffer serious injuries, she was understandably shocked and distressed by this incident.
“It was sheer luck that that she didn’t suffer burns as a result.
“I am very keen to know the identity of the female shown in the image and urge anyone who can name her to contact police.”
Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Tweet @MetCC quoting 5466/30AUG, call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit Crimestoppers_uk.org