Bus passenger arrested in Birmingham on suspicion of exposure to teenage girl

A bus passenger on a bus from Birmingham to Solihull was arrested after a teenage girl reported that a man exposed himself to her on the top deck. The youngster reported the alleged incident on the National Express West Midlands X2 bus to the bus driver, who alerted police.

Officers spoke to a 41-year-old man around 6 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Coventry Road and Upper Trinity Street in Bordesley. The bus connects the city center with Solihull city centre.

The Safer Travel Police team tweeted: “On Friday, a teenage girl reported to a bus driver that a man exposed himself on the upper deck. The driver made a radio emergency call, officers arrived and arrested the man.

“Great intervention from National Express West Midlands. This is how we work together to keep you safe.”

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The team continued: “You can report such incidents to the West Midlands Police via Live Chat on their website http://west-midlands.police.uk. If it is an emergency or if you are in danger, call 999.

“Personal safety apps like Hollie Guard can also help you feel safer and more confident when traveling. Project Empower is our campaign to encourage the reporting of unwanted sexual behavior.

“We take incidents like this very seriously and we work closely with National Express West Midlands to keep passengers safe. To read more about Project Empower click here: http://ow.ly/wCEU50IomkG

A spokesman for the West Midlands Police said: “A 41-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of indecently exposing himself on the X2 bus at the junction of Coventry Road and Upper Trinity Street, Birmingham, at around 6pm hours on Friday (March 18). He has been released pending an investigation while the investigation is ongoing.”

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