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Tuesday, 4 September 2007

Cribbs Causeway Assault

Police are appealing for witnesses after a bus driver was assaulted at a bus stop at Cribbs Causeway on Saturday (September 1).

At around 6.10pm, the number 75 bus had stopped at the B bus stop to drop off passengers.

A small number of passengers became irate with the driver when they were told the bus would not be able to take them into the city centre.

An off-duty bus driver, who was stood in the shelter, stepped into assist.

Two young men then got off the bus and stood in the bus stop next to the man.

One of them then lit up a cigarette.

When the man warned him he could face a £75 fine for smoking in the bus stop, he was punched to the ground, and suffered a broken eye socket.

Police believe a number of people were standing in the area of the bus stop at the time and would have witnessed what happened.

The offender was described as a white male, wearing a grey hooded top, aged 15-20 years, 5ft 10ins tall, and of medium build.

The second male was described as a slightly smaller white male of similar age, perhaps slightly younger, dressed in black.

Anyone with any information about the incident or about those involved is asked to contact Filton police station on 0845 4567000 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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