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Bus driver stabbed in the eye with Stanley knife in Penge

PUBLISHED: 14:22 28 July 2014 | UPDATED: 16:25 28 July 2014

Police have issued CCTV pictures of the suspect in the attack, which left a bus driver with a 3cm puncture wound to his eye (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

Police have issued CCTV pictures of the suspect in the attack, which left a bus driver with a 3cm puncture wound to his eye (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

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A bus driver was stabbed in the eye with a Stanley knife after a passenger ran in front of his vehicle in south London.

Police are appealing for information after the victim was left with a 3cm puncture wound when he was attacked through the open window of the 227 service in Penge.

A spokesman for the Met said around 5pm on Monday, June 30 the 41-year-old driver was travelling along the High Street when the suspect, holding the hand of a child and accompanied by another male with a dog, walked in front of the bus, causing the bus to brake hard.

“The suspect kicked out at the doors of the bus as it passed, after the victim challenged them,” he added.

“The victim continued his journey, but was held at a red light signal and saw the suspect running towards the victim’s open window.”

It was at this point the suspect attacked the victim with a Stanley knife, causing a ‘3cm puncture wound to his eye’ which require hospital treatment, before making off towards Cottingham Road.

Police said the suspect is described as black male wearing a bright blue tracksuit, and have released CCTV of the suspect in a bid to track them down.

Anyone with information is urged to contact PC Jay Thorn, leading the investigation for the Transport for London and Metropolitan Police Service Workplace Violence Unit, on 020 3054 8978 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting ref 152798

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