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  Bus Driver Assaulted in Newcastle

Mar 20, 2017 12:23 ET

Police are looking for a male suspect after a bus driver was assaulted Sunday night in Newcastle.

On Sunday March 19, 2017, officers attended the area of King Avenue and Baldwin Street in Newcastle after reports of a disturbance at a GO Transit stop in the area.

Witnesses reported a driver had unsuccessfully attempted to wake a male passenger who was passed out on the upper level of the bus.

The driver returned to the front and the male awoke and began yelling at the driver and kicking the cash box. The driver attempted to stop him and was punched in the head several times. The male fled in an unknown direction. The driver was taken to hospital and treated for head injuries.

The suspect is described as male, white, 18-23 years old, with a thin build, blue eyes and glasses. He was wearing a long green military style coat with a light grey hooded shirt underneath, blue jeans and running shoes.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact D/Cst. Stuart of the East Division Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 1634.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward. During the months of March and April, Durham Regional Crime Stoppers is awarding a $1,000 cash reward to any tips that lead to illegal trafficking and distribution of Fentanyl within our communities.


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