Hunt for man who punched Wirral bus driver in the face

Wirral Globe: CCTV of man wanted in connection with the assault CCTV of man wanted in connection with the assault

A BUS driver was punched in the face by a passenger who didn't have enough money to pay his fare.

Detectives in Wirral have released CCTV stills of a man who they say "may be able to assist" with their inquiries following the assault in Birkenhead.

The incident happened on Sunday, March 31, when a man boarded an Arriva tunnel bus at Queens Square in Liverpool.

He was short of his fare and had an argument with the driver before another passenger came up with the remaining cash.

At around 2.50am, the bus stopped in Birkenhead at Borough Road at its junction with Elmswood Road.

The man got off and as he did so he punched the driver in the face.

The driver received minor injuries and police say he has been left distressed by his ordeal.

Detective Constable Nick Moore said: "This was an unprovoked attack on a bus driver who was just trying to carry out his job.

"He has understandably been left shocked by this incident and I would urge anyone who has any information about it to get in contact."

Detectives are urging anyone who witnessed the incident or who recognises the man pictured to get in touch by telephoning 0151 777 2264/65 or Crimestoppers anonymously: 0800 555 111.

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2:20pm Fri 31 May 13

bigfoot says...

Drunken,gutless scum.
Drunken,gutless scum. bigfoot

4:21pm Fri 31 May 13

Positive thinker says...

Harsh sentence required
Harsh sentence required Positive thinker

9:15am Sun 2 Jun 13

katryn says...

poor driver, hope this coward is caught.
poor driver, hope this coward is caught. katryn

8:28pm Sun 2 Jun 13

logindetails says...

must admit bus drivers can be a pain sometimes. (prams/change/attitu
de)
must admit bus drivers can be a pain sometimes. (prams/change/attitu de) logindetails

12:07am Mon 3 Jun 13

Wirralrob says...

^ ^ ^ ^
must admit idiots who complain about bus drivers like the fool above usually are the ones stupid enough to abuse hardworking staff.

Would you, "logindetails" like it if I came into your workplace and punched you in the face because I couldn't afford, lets say, the toothpaste tubes you screwed the caps on to????

Only a total and complete fool would try justify scum like this punching transport staff at 2am.
^ ^ ^ ^ must admit idiots who complain about bus drivers like the fool above usually are the ones stupid enough to abuse hardworking staff. Would you, "logindetails" like it if I came into your workplace and punched you in the face because I couldn't afford, lets say, the toothpaste tubes you screwed the caps on to???? Only a total and complete fool would try justify scum like this punching transport staff at 2am. Wirralrob

7:05pm Tue 4 Jun 13

Nigrette says...

Absolute coward.

Probably on the dole, if i see him in the street I'm going to punch his face in the scum @#%*.

I HATE scum like this, doesn't deserve to walk.
Absolute coward. Probably on the dole, if i see him in the street I'm going to punch his face in the scum @#%*. I HATE scum like this, doesn't deserve to walk. Nigrette

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