Police Seek Man Who Hurled Racist Abuse at Bus Driver


Police have release CCTV images of a man they wish to speak to

POLICE have released an image of a man they want to speak to after a Birmingham bus driver was assaulted and had racist abuse shouted at him.


The driver of the bus refused entry to the man who had previously made racist comments to him in a separate incident in January.


The man took offence to not being allowed on the bus and started shouting abuse at the driver before repeatedly punching the plastic glass around the cab causing it to cave in.


The driver was uninjured but left shaken by the attack that happened around 6:15am on Wednesday 25th September on the 11C bus in Wood Lane, Erdington.


PC Michelle Arnold, from the Birmingham Investigation Team, said: “This was a nasty verbal and physical attack that left the driver shaken and frightened.


“We believe the suspect is from the local area and would urge anyone who has information about him to come forward and contact us.”


Anyone with information should call police on 101 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


For more information and advice for staying safe while out visit: www.safer-streets.org.


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