Penge bus driver stabbed through window with knife in altercation with pedestrian

Police have launched an appeal after a bus driver in Penge was stabbed around the eye with a utility knife in an altercation with a pedestrian

Police have launched an appeal after a bus driver in Penge was stabbed around the eye with a utility knife in an altercation with a pedestrian

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A bus driver in Penge was stabbed around the eye with a utility knife in an altercation with a pedestrian.

The victim, 41, was travelling a route 227 bus on Penge High Street late last month when he was attacked.

Officers say at around 5pm on Monday June 30 a man, holding the hand of a child and walking with another with another male, as well as a dog, walked out in front of the bus and caused the driver to "brake hard".

The victim reportedly challenged the male in question, who then "kicked out at the doors" of the bus as it passed. 

After continuing his journey, the bus driver then saw the pedestrain running towards his open window while stopped at a red light. 

Police say the driver suffered a 3cm wound around his eye and was taken to hospital for treatment.

The suspect allegedly made off down Cottingham Road and is described as a black male wearing a bright blue tracksuit. 

Bromley police are appealling for information following the incident.

Anyone with information is urged to contact PC Jay Thorn on 020 3054 8978 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting ref 152798

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4:54pm Mon 28 Jul 14

the wall says...

Bad hair day.
Bad hair day. the wall
  • Score: 10

7:54pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Elthamboy says...

Is it just me but it looks like a woman ( a rough looking one mind)
Is it just me but it looks like a woman ( a rough looking one mind) Elthamboy
  • Score: 50

7:57pm Mon 28 Jul 14

cherithporter says...

This is a very bizarre situation that a bus driver should get stabbed through a window.

Hope he's ok now.
This is a very bizarre situation that a bus driver should get stabbed through a window. Hope he's ok now. cherithporter
  • Score: 25

8:01pm Mon 28 Jul 14

R U Serious says...

He did that while holding the hand of a child? No wonder this country is like it is, sadly not a very nice place to be anymore
He did that while holding the hand of a child? No wonder this country is like it is, sadly not a very nice place to be anymore R U Serious
  • Score: 35

10:25pm Mon 28 Jul 14

SidcupResident says...

It makes me wonder why they don't put wanted posters on the inside of buses, as you hardly see adverts inside them anymore.
It makes me wonder why they don't put wanted posters on the inside of buses, as you hardly see adverts inside them anymore. SidcupResident
  • Score: 20

11:12pm Mon 28 Jul 14

oBLiVioN 70 says...

I was going to say, see what happens when you make cuts in the budget for mental health care but that's being unkind to the mentally ill...

With people like this bringing up kids, makes you wonder just when, or more likely if, the authorities are going to wake up and actually do something worthwhile.
I was going to say, see what happens when you make cuts in the budget for mental health care but that's being unkind to the mentally ill... With people like this bringing up kids, makes you wonder just when, or more likely if, the authorities are going to wake up and actually do something worthwhile. oBLiVioN 70
  • Score: 25

8:33am Tue 29 Jul 14

anynamenottaken says...

Hey its blessing off hollyoaks
Hey its blessing off hollyoaks anynamenottaken
  • Score: 20

10:56am Tue 29 Jul 14

Gypo.Joe says...

Oh dear some comments removed from the 'usual' suspects, what a surprise.
Oh dear some comments removed from the 'usual' suspects, what a surprise. Gypo.Joe
  • Score: 50

10:26pm Tue 29 Jul 14

sarfflondonbird says...

Gypo.Joe wrote:
Oh dear some comments removed from the 'usual' suspects, what a surprise.
And they say there is free speech in this country! Not any more eh gyp? I wonder whose little nose was put out of joint this time. Oh my sides.
[quote][p][bold]Gypo.Joe[/bold] wrote: Oh dear some comments removed from the 'usual' suspects, what a surprise.[/p][/quote]And they say there is free speech in this country! Not any more eh gyp? I wonder whose little nose was put out of joint this time. Oh my sides. sarfflondonbird
  • Score: -5

8:38pm Wed 30 Jul 14

CharltonFella says...

loooooool hes a legend
loooooool hes a legend CharltonFella
  • Score: -3

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