Jun 23 2012

Police Appeal – Bus Assault in South Harrow

Police Officers from the joint Metropolitan Police Service and Transport for London Safer Transport Command Workplace Violence Unit are appealing for information in connection with an assault and criminal damage to a bus in Harrow.

The incident occurred on Friday 27 January 2012 at about 2.45pm on board a route 140 bus on Northolt Road, HA2.

The suspect stood in front of the bus preventing it from moving and damaged the wiper blades. He boarded and made a number of verbal threats towards the driver before grabbing the driver’s arm through the gap in the protective screen. The suspect then left the bus. The driver did not require medical assistance.

The suspect is described as a black man, wearing a dark coloured hooded jumper.

Officers have made extensive enquiries to locate him and are releasing his image to the public in the hope that they will provide information as to his whereabouts.

Anyone with information is urged to contact TDC Chris Hayward leading the investigation for the Workplace Violence Unit on 020 3054 5409 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Source: Metropolitan Police

It seems strange that the Met have waited six months before publishing this appeal, especially since there was no significant injury to the driver, and, presumably, only minimal damage to the bus. Of course, we don’t think that this is a victimless crime, and of course, it should be pursued, but there are many other crimes happening every day all over Harrow, most of which get no mention.

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