Bus driver racially abused and spat at

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Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses to an incident where a bus driver was racially abused and spat at.

The incident happened at around 9.43am on Monday at Milton Keynes Railway Station, in Eldergate.

A man got on the bus at the stop outside the Jurys Inn in Midsummer. When the bus stopped at the railway station he asked the driver if it was going to Bletchley. When the driver, a 44-year-old man, told him that the bus would be terminating before then and that he should try another bus route, the offender used a racist phrase and spat at him.

PC Kathryn Combstock, who is investigating the incident, said: “This is a particularly unpleasant incident. I believe that there were around six other passengers on the bus at the time and I am keen to speak to anyone who was on the bus at the time who could help us progress our investigation.”

The offender is white, in his mid to late twenties, with a slim build, around 5ft 9ins, with mousey short brown hair. He was wearing jeans and a light top.

Anyone with any information about the incident should contact PC Kathryn Combstock, at Milton Keynes police station, via the 24-hour Police Enquiry Centre on 101. If you don’t want to speak to police or leave your name, call the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.