February 19, 2014

Levels of Verbal and Physical Assault on London Bus Drivers Revealed

The full extent of physical attacks and verbal abuse suffered by London bus drivers has been revealed in figures published by the Conservative group of the London Assembly.

Almost 5,000 verbal and physical assaults took place between 2010 and 2013, 38% of which involved either the threatened or actual use of a weapon.

Police are active in pursuing offenders and a dedicated CCTV investigation team is employed to capitalise on using CCTV footage to its best effect in bringing offenders to justice.