POLICE have released an image of a man they want to speak to after a 12-year-old girl was touched inappropriately on a bus.

The incident happened on the upper floor of the number six bus service between Pennington and Brockenhurst.

The man refused to move his hand from the girl's leg when asked, before the girl left her seat and went downstairs until her stop.

Police said the incident occurred on March 8 this year but have only just released an image of the man they want to speak to.

He is described as Asian, 5ft 7 inches tall, between 55 and 65 years of age and of slim build.

He had dark bushy hair, wore glasses and used a walking stick.

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting the crime reference number 44190086238