A man threatened several bus passengers with a meat cleaver after being challenged for not paying his bus fare.

Police are appealing for information after the man chased a male passenger in an unprovoked attack on August 9.

The incident took place on the Route 2 bus at stop J on Upper Tulse Hill, at 6.50 am.

Less than an hour later, at 7.45 am, the same man threatened several people at bus stop P at Elephant and Castle.

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It was reported that he made a homophobic comment before boarding a Route 196 bus.

Police are appealing for help tracing the man who was captured on CCTV.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Roads and Transport Policing Command via 101 quoting reference Cad 2611/09Aug.

To remain anonymous, you can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.