Bus driver with 'cuts and bruises' in vicious Hanley attack

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman attacked a bus driver in the city centre. The assault - which took place in broad daylight near The Potteries Centre - came after the woman had been 'refused entry onto the bus'.

The female driver was left with cuts and bruises to her face during the attack where she was shoved to the ground. Now Staffordshire Police have issued a public appeal for witnesses over the incident on Quadrant Road.

It happened at around 3pm on April 30.

A police spokeswoman said: "A bus driver was assaulted on Quadrant Road, Hanley, by a woman who was refused entry onto the bus. The victim was pushed to the ground and assaulted, leading to bruising and cuts to her face. The suspect is described as black and was about 40 years old. We want to speak to anyone who saw what happened or those who might have information that can help with enquiries."

The force has no further description of the suspect. Witnesses should call the police on 101 and quote incident number 387 of April 30.

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