Appeal after fare dodger racially abuses TfL officer on London bus


olice have launched an appeal after a woman racially abused a TfL staff member after not paying her bus fare.

The woman boarded the number 318 bus at Seven Sisters station heading towards North Middlesex Hospital on September 23, around 7.30am.

When she failed to pay the bus fare, she was challenged by a TfL officer on-board. She became aggressive, verbally abusing him and making racist comments towards him, while still refusing to pay her fare.

The transport officer asked the woman for her name and address in order to report her. But she refused to give her details, getting off at the next bus stop.

Police released an image of a woman they wish to speak to in connection with the incident on Friday.


“The abuse directed at the young victim in this case left him feeling shocked and shaken – he was simply doing his job,” said Police Constable Dami Ademilola, of the Met’s Roads and Transport Policing Command.

“Everyone should be able to travel on the bus network without fear of verbal abuse, racial or otherwise. There is no excuse for such offensive behaviour.

“I urge anyone who thinks they know this woman to call police at the earliest opportunity.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting 2823455/21.

The charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit

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