Bus driver punched in face by motorist

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A bus driver was punched in the face during a road rage incident.

Police are appealing for witnesses who saw a man assault the bus driver whilst he was driving the No 5 bus from Overton to Euston Road.

The bus driver was stationary at the Delamere Avenue/Peel Avenue, Heysham, bus stop when he was approached by a man who had been driving a small hatchback black car with chrome on it from the direction of Heathfoot Avenue. They had come round the roundabout on the wrong side. The man then approached the bus driver’s window, opened it and punched the bus driver in the face causing cuts and bruises to his eyebrow, eyes and nose.

The attacker is described as white, early mid 30s, 5ft-8-ins in height, with a roundish face and longish dark brown greasy hair worn with a side parting. He was wearing a white zip up hooded top with a silver pattern and white fur lining.

The incident happened at 8.35am on Monday, January 27. Call 101.