Bus driver racially abused in Salisbury

Bus driver racially abused in Salisbury

Published by Henrietta Creasey at 9:40am 15th January 2020. (Updated at 1:37pm 16th January 2020)

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Police want to speak to man in connection with the incident on the R1 Salisbury Reds service.

The incident happened around 9pm on the 16th November, on the service travelling from Fisherton Street towards Bemerton Heath.

Details have only just been released by Wiltshire Police.

Officers say a male passenger walked from the back of the bus to the front and started to verbally abuse the male driver.  

The driver asked the passenger to sit down as he was being distracted, but when the male refused the driver pulled over at Pinewood Way and asked him to get off which he did.

The passenger then hit and kicked the side of the vehicle once he had stepped off the bus.

PC Louise Poole said: 

"We would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed this unprovoked verbal assault.  

The bus was carrying other passengers so those on the bus would have seen or heard this.  If that was you, please come forward.

If you have any information about this, please contact us on 101 quoting crime reference number 54190114661.  

Alternatively, you can report anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111." 

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