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Appeal to identify man after bus passengers threatened

News   •   Sep 12, 2020 06:00 BST

[Images of man police need to trace]

Police are appealing for help to identify a man they need to speak with after several people were threatened with a meat cleaver.

At 06:50hrs on Sunday, 9 August, a male passenger was chased from a Route 2 bus at bus stop J on Upper Tulse Hill, SW2 in an unprovoked attack. He was not injured.

The suspect had been challenged regarding the non-payment of his fare.

Less than an hour later, at 07:45hrs, the same man threatened a number of people and made a homophobic comment at bus stop P at Elephant and Castle, SE1 before boarding a Route 196 bus.

Police are appealing for help to trace the man who was captured on CCTV.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Roads and Transport Policing Command via 101 quoting reference Cad 2611/09Aug.

If you wish to report anonymously please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or report online.