Hunt for woman who set bus passenger’s hair on fire

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A woman who set a fellow bus passenger’s hair on fire is being hunted by police.

The suspect boarded a Route 328 bus at Kilburn High Road heading towards Maida Vale, in north-west London, but did not tap in.

She made her way to the back of the bus, where she sat behind the 33-year-old victim and started toying with a lighter.

The woman then began burning strands of the passenger’s hair before making a quick exit and shouting ‘call the police, send me to jail, I will burn you anyway.’

Police have released an image of a woman they wish to identify in connection with the assault, which took place on Sunday, August 30, at around 4.45pm.

PC Matt Cannon said: ‘Although the victim didn’t suffer serious injuries, she was understandably shocked and distressed by this incident.

‘It was sheer luck 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.’

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