Bus driver stabbed in the eye with Stanley knife in shocking CCTV footage


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CCTV footage has been released of the moment a bus driver was stabbed in the eye with a Stanley knife in Penge, South London.

In the video from the Metropolitan Police, the 41-year-old driver is waiting for the traffic lights to change when the suspect suddenly walks up and strikes him through the open window of the bus.

Moments before the attack, the suspect and child had stepped in front of the bus while crossing the road, causing the driver to slam on his brakes to avoid hitting them.

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The driver then challenged the suspect for walking in front of the bus, leading the man to kick the bus door in retaliation.

The bus then drove off only to stop at a set of nearby traffic lights, where the attack took place.

The incident happened 5pm on 30 June last year on Penge High Street. The driver suffered a puncture wound to the eye but luckily there was no permanent damage to his sight.

Police are appealing for witnesses to get in touch.

Anyone with information should contact PC Jay Thorn on 020 3054 8978 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting the reference 152798