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Passenger punches bus driver in the face in angry dispute over ticket

Written by on 16/10/2020

A bus driver was punched in the face whilst at work in South Yorkshire after a fight broke out with a passenger over payment for a ticket.

The passenger, pictured above, boarded the number 79 First Group bus in the Totley area of Sheffield when it was reported that he got into a fight with the driver.

It is alleged that the man assaulted the driver by punching him in the face before getting off the bus and heading in the direction of Mickley Lane.

Officers at South Yorkshire Police are now appealing for help to try and identify the man pictured in a CCTV image above in connection to the assault.

In the image the man is wearing a hat, glasses, a black vest and a black tattoo on his right shoulder and arm.

If you recognise him or you can help officers with their enquiries you are asked to contact the force control room on 101 quoting incident number 397 of May 29.