Bus driver assaulted in Hatfield

A BUS driver was assaulted after getting into an argument with a passenger over an expired bus pass.

The attack took place on Tuesday, November 17, just after 5pm.

A passenger had attempted to get on board the UNO bus using a pass that had expired in June. The driver, a 42-year-old man from St Albans, took the pass off the passenger, explaining it was no longer valid.

The passenger then paid the fare and got on board.

But at the bus stop for the University of Hertfordshire’s College Lane campus in Hatfield, the passenger grabbed the bus driver’s arm, and removed the confiscated bus pass from the victim’s shirt pocket.

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He then got off the bus and ran towards The Forum entertainment venue.

The offender is described as a black man in his late teens/early 20s, approximately 6ft tall, slim build, with short black hair. He was wearing a smart grey suit and black tie with a white shirt.

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Contact police on 0845 33 00 222 with any information.

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