London crime: Bus driver punched in face after asking passenger to wear face mask

A bus driver was viciously assaulted after asking a passenger to wear a face mask in Harrow.

On May 5 at around 4pm the driver, who is in his 30s, was found injured outside North Harrow underground station.

When emergency services arrived they found the man had been punched and treated him for a head injury.

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Officers investigating the have released an image of a man they would like to speak to.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: “Police were called at 4pm on Wednesday, 5 May after the driver, a man in his 30s, was found injured outside North Harrow Underground Station.

“Officers attended along with London Ambulance Service. It was reported that the driver had been punched by a passenger who he had challenged for not wearing a face mask.

“The driver was taken to hospital where he received treatment for a head injury. He has since been discharged and has made a full recovery.

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“Detectives from the Met’s Roads and Transport Policing Command are investigating and have recovered CCTV from the bus.

“Anyone who recognises the man in this image is asked to call police on 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting CAD 4594/05May. To remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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