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Bus driver is cut by a young passenger

POLICE are searching for a youth who inflicted wounds to a bus driver's hands during a knife attack on a suburban weekend bus service.

The 42-year-old driver was confronted by the knife-wielding teen as he attempted to remove the youth from the bus at Springfield Central train station about 10am on Sunday.

The young man fled, leaving the bus driver with cuts to two of his fingers.

The youth is described as caucasian, 170cm, of average build and with blonde hair.

He was wearing a tan coloured jacket, a beanie and was carrying a skateboard.

A Translink spokesperson said the safety of bus drivers and passengers was the number one priority.

Westside Bus Company and Queensland Police Service were currently investigating this incident.

"All reports of bus driver assaults are treated seriously and investigated immediately," the Translink spokesperson said, adding assaults on services provided by Westside Bus Company are rare.

"Of the 2.4 million trips by Westside services in 2013, 29 verbal and physical driver assaults were recorded, which is 0.001% of total trips taken.

Anyone with information which could assist with this current matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously on1800333000 or at crimestoppers.com.au.

Topics:  assault, public transport, springfield



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