Saturday, 17 January 2015

Angry Bus Passenger Headbutts Driver

A bus passenger who hunted down and headbutted the driver because the vehicle pulled away as he was boarding is being sought by police.
The angry passenger (pictured) stumbled as he got on the route 119 bus in Croydon then later attacked the driver when he was enjoying a break.
Oficers from the Metropolitan Police Service’s Roads and Transport Policing Command Reactive Investigations Unit have released this CCTV image.
They are appealing for help in identifying a man. 

On November 1, last year at approximately 3.45pm, the victim, a 46-year-old male bus driver, was headbutted as he was on his break at the Colonnades Leisure Park in Croydon. 

The victim had previously been driving the bus, where he was approached by a passenger who had stumbled as the bus moved away as he boarded.
Officers believe this to be the suspect. 

CCTV footage shows the suspect getting off the bus at Denning Avenue and shortly after he boards another bus at the same location.
The suspect travels on this bus and gets off at the Colonnades Leisure Park and attacks the victim.
The suspect then fled prior to police arrival. 

The victim was taken by the London Ambulance Service to hospital for treatment to a cut to his forehead.

The suspect is described as a white man, aged about 40 to 50 years, wearing a flat cap and dark coloured jacket. 

Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Constable Daniel Kelly, leading the investigation on 07766 248282 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. 

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