Police are appealing for information to help hunt down a man who reportedly attacked a pregnant woman on a tram as she tried to help another passenger.
The 26-year-old mother-to-be intervened after the man, who is believed to have been drunk at the time, stormed onto a tram in broad daylight and started harassing a member of the public.
The pregnant woman was allegedly attacked by the man between 11.50am and 12.15pm on the Clifton South tram in Nottingham on 20 July.
The woman’s unborn baby was not harmed during the assault, which happened near the Wilford Lane area of the city.
Nottinghamshire Police have released CCTV images of a man that wish to speak to in connection with the attack.
Police community support officer Jodie Turner said: “This was an unprovoked attack on a vulnerable victim who was pregnant at the time of the assault and who was only trying to protect another member of the public.
“But thankfully her pregnancy did not suffer as a result of this assault.
“Our enquiries are ongoing into this matter and we are working hard to try and identify the offender responsible.
“We would like to speak with anyone who may recognise this man or who saw anything on the tram on the evening of the incident.
“We would urge anyone with any information to get in contact with us as we believe it may assist us with our investigation.”
A Nottingham Express Transit spokesman added: “Fortunately incidents such as this are extremely rare on the tram, which is one of the safest forms of transport.
“However we take any incidents very seriously and work closely with the police to identify those responsible.”
Anyone with who recognises the man is urged to contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 521 of 20 July 2021, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.