Police appeal for man who attacked bus worker at Clapton bus garage

CCTV image of suspect

CCTV image of suspect - Credit: Archant

Police are appealing for help in identifying a man following an assault on a bus shunter in Hackney.

The incident occurred on November 11 at around 1.30am on a route 242 bus, which had terminated and returned to Clapton bus garage, Mare Street in Hackney.

The victim, a bus shunter, who took over from the driver to refuel and make the bus ready for its next journey, found the suspect asleep.

He woke the male who is then said to have become verbally abusive and refused to alight, before attacking the transport worker, repeatedly punching him in the head and kicking him in the back and then making off.

The victim was taken to hospital to be treated.

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The suspect is described as a black man wearing a black hat.

Officers from the Transport for London and Metropolitan Police safer transport command workplace violence unit are investigating.

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Anyone with information is urged to contact Det Con Annie Garrard on 07766248394 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

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