Man remanded over bus attacks

A MAN charged in connection with sexual assaults on three young women on buses has been remanded into custody.

A 24-year-old Sri Lankan man has been charged with four counts of sexual touching and appeared at Teesside Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

Detectives launched an investigation into reports of attacks was on a Hartlepool bus, while another was destined for the town and a third happened on a bus in the Middlesbrough area.

No pleas were entered and his case was adjourned to be heard again in the same court on December 9.

Justices remanded the man in custody until then.