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Bus driver assaulted by abusive passenger

A bus driver was assaulted by an abusive passenger on a bus in St David’s on Tuesday. (File photograph)

A bus driver was punched and kicked in the head, face and hand after he tried to make an abusive passenger get off his bus, police revealed yesterday.

A police spokesman said a 55-year-old man was assisting police with the investigation.

The assault happened around 4pm on Tuesday at the junction of St. David’s and Battery Roads, St. George’s.

The police spokesman said a passenger had boarded the bus on Tommy Fox Road and was abusive towards children.

The spokesman said: “The operator stopped the vehicle and asked the suspect to get off.

“The suspect is understood to have then punched and kicked the bus operator about the body.

“The operator sustained injuries to the head, face and right hand.”

The driver was taken to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital by ambulance and was discharged after treatment.

The spokesman said: “Thanks to information provided by members of the public, a 55-year-old male is now assisting police with their investigation into this reported incident.”

He appealed for witnesses or anyone who had information on the incident to contact police.

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Published March 18, 2021 at 8:29 am (Updated March 18, 2021 at 8:29 am)

Bus driver assaulted by abusive passenger

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