Teens assaulted on bus

TEENAGERS travelling on a bus to Portishead were assaulted by a group of men.

The 16 and 17-year-old males were on the 359 bus, which travels from Bristol to Portishead, and left Bristol at 11.30pm on September 23.

They became involved in an argument with two or three men.

At about 00.05am, the bus stopped at the junction of the Portbury Hundred and Sheepway in Portishead when two men grabbed one victim by the throat and pushed the other in the chest.

Police are now investigating the incident and asking for witnesses to come forward.


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One suspect is described as a white man, 6ft 2ins tall, around 60-years-old and with a white/grey beard. He was wearing a burgundy jumper.

The second suspect is described as a white man, 5ft 11ins tall with a proportionate build and short, grey hair.

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Investigating the incident, PC Dave Lovell said: “There were several other people on the bus who may have seen what happened and I would ask those people to get in touch with us.

“It is believed that one of the other passengers may have known one of the suspects and to that person I would say please get in touch with us or pass on what you know through Crimestoppers.”

Anyone with information should contact police by calling 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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