A shocking crime story has come out of South London this week when a bus driver had to slam on the brakes to avoid hitting an adult man walking hand-in-hand with a young child. After the pedestrian made it safely to the sidewalk, he kicked the door of the bus and then proceeded to stab the bus driver in the eye with a Stanley knife.
The whole incident was record by CCTV, and the horrifying footage was released by local police in the hopes that witnesses will come forward with information about the suspect who stabbed the bus driver. The footage was only recently released, but the crime took place at approximately 5 p.m. on June 30, 2014.
According to the Independent, the 41-year-old bus driver was stabbed in the eye while waiting for the traffic lights to change. Presumably, the pedestrian was upset that the bus driver had to brake hard to avoid hitting him, although the footage shows that the vehicle never came close to a collision — and it appears that the suspect stepped in front of the bus with the child. The bus driver evidently challenged the suspect for stepping out in front of the bus, which provoked the stabbing.
The suspect can be seen chasing the bus down the road in the footage, before leaning in through an open window to stab the bus driver in the face. The whole scene can be viewed in the video below. The stabbing is censored, but the footage may still be shocking and offensive to some viewers.
According to the Standard, the bus driver sustained a puncture wound to the eye, but his sight was not permanently damaged. The Daily Mail reported that the bus driver was rushed to the emergency room after the stabbing, and has been at the hospital since the attack. The suspect has still not been caught or even identified.
To help solve the crime, an image of the suspect has been released by police. He is described as a black male in his 20s, wearing a blue tracksuit and afro-style hair. Anyone who has information on the suspect or the stabbing should contact local police in Penge, South London, or call PC Jay Thorn on 020 3054 8978. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting ref. 152798.
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