Appeal to identify man after bus driver racially abused

Source: United Kingdom London Metropolitan Police

Detectives from the Roads and Transport Policing Command are appealing for information after a bus driver endured racial abuse at around 12:15hrs on Wednesday, 12 January on Eltham High Street.

The driver of a Route 314 bus was verbally abused by a passenger who called him racist slurs and swore at him. This happened when the victim challenged the suspect after he pressed the emergency exit button on the vehicle.

Detective Chief Inspector Michael Dougall, said: “The Met does not tolerate any form of discrimination or abuse and is committed to working with partners, including TfL, to robustly tackle hate crime by holding offenders to account.”

Anyone who recognises the man or has any information is urged to contact local police by dialling 101 quoting crime reference CRIS 3600880/22.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or tweet @MetCC with any information.

+ Victims of hate crime can report any incident directly to the Met or through a national hate crime reporting portal via the TruVision website

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