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CCTV of bus driver punched and kicked in Barnet by two suspects

Police have released CCTV and stills following the assault of a bus driver in High Road, Barnet. Pictured is suspect one. Police have released CCTV and stills following the assault of a bus driver in High Road, Barnet. Pictured is suspect one.

Thursday, November 22, 2012
7:49 AM

Two suspects were caught on camera punching and kicking a bus driver down a street, leaving their victim with a fractured eye socket.

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Police have released CCTV and stills following the assault of a bus driver in High Road, Barnet. Pictured is suspect two.Police have released CCTV and stills following the assault of a bus driver in High Road, Barnet. Pictured is suspect two.

The incident happened after a route 134 bus terminated in High Road, Barnet, at about 4.15am on Sunday, October 14.

Prior to this the two male suspects had boarded the bus and attempted to pay with a £20 note. When the driver refused because he was unable to change the note the two men paid using smaller currency following a brief dispute, Scotland Yard said, and the driver continued his journey.

When the bus terminated all passengers and the driver got off the vehicle. The two suspects attacked the driver, punching and kicking him and then running off.

The bus driver has been off work since the incident happened.

Suspect one is a male of Mediterranean appearance with short, dark hair and wore a striped top and blue trousers. The second suspect is a white male with short, dark hair and he wore a dark jacket and trousers.

Anyone with information call DC Andy Barnard at the Workplace Violence Unit on 020 3054 5406 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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