Bus driver violently assaulted by passenger who was trying to fraudulently use disability pass

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A 49-year-old bus driver was the victim of a violent assault after he challenged a man who was trying to use a disability pass fraudulently to get on the bus.

The number 14 bus was parked in Bay 15 of the Drapery when the incident took place between 2pm and 2.15pm on Wednesday, October 7.

The offender got onto the bus and used his disabled badge card before passing it onto a woman behind him for her to use.

The bus driver challenged this at which point the man climbed into the driver’s cab and assaulted him.

The bus driver sustained injuries to his arm and leg as a result of the assault.

A member of the public intervened and the offender got off the bus before returning and shouting abuse at the member of the public.

The offender was white, around 20-years-old, with thin build. The woman was also around 20-years-old, of slim build, with red/brown shoulder length hair, which was down.

Police would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who may have any information about it.

They would particularly like to speak to anyone who was at the bus stop at the time of the incident or on the bus and who has yet to speak to officers.

Witnesses or anyone with information about this incident can call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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