Police are hunting a man after a 19-year-old woman was sexually assaulted on a tram travelling through Mitcham.

The woman was attacked by a man who got on at Mictham Junction at about 3pm on Thursday, January 26, the British Transport Police said.

He sat down beside her and started touching inappropriately - making her feel uncomfortable and distressed.

She then left the service at Wandle Park, Waddon, before the man leaned out of the tram staring at her as she walked away.

Officers have released a still CCTV image of a man they’d like to speak in connection to the incident.

PC Mark Luker from BTP’s Sexual Offences Unit, said: “As you can imagine, this was a very upsetting experience for this young woman.

“I am keen to hear from anyone who might recognise the man in the CCTV image, I believe he has vital information that could help us investigate.

“Unwanted sexual behaviour will never be tolerated; I’d like to praise the victim for reporting this to police.

“We’ll now do everything we can to find the man responsible and bring him before the courts.”

Anyone with information on this man’s identification are asked to text 61016 or call 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 315 of 15/02/2017. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.