Appeal after reports of two bus drivers being assaulted in Bournemouth

13 February 2017
Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward following separate alleged assaults on two bus drivers in Bournemouth - with one man being arrested.

The first incident occurred at around 7.30pm on Saturday 14 January 2017 on a bus that had stopped along Ashley road in Boscombe. It is alleged the bus driver was spat at during an altercation with a man.

Police received a second report of an assault on a bus driver that occurred at around 1pm on Saturday 4 February 2017.

It is alleged that the bus driver was spat at while the bus was stationary at a bus stop at Horseshoe Common in Bournemouth.

Police Constable Stephen McDonald, of Bournemouth police, said: "I am appealing to anyone who was on the bus at the time of either incident to please come forward.

"If you have any information that could assist with the investigation, please contact police."

A 58-year-old Bournemouth man has been arrested in connection with both incidents on suspicion of common assault. He is currently on police bail until the end of February 2017 pending further enquiries.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55170018093. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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