The police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a man was assaulted in the West End of Glasgow on Sunday, December 13.
Around 4.50pm, a 65-year-old man got off a No 4 First Bus on Crow Road near to Broomhill Drive, Broomhill, when he was punched to the face and then threatened by a man who had also been on the bus. He sustained bruising to his face but did not need hospital treatment.
Constable Russell Hendry, Partick Police Office, who is leading the investigation, said: “The suspect had already been warned by the bus driver about his behaviour but was still being abusive to others.
“He and the injured man exchanged words and when the bus came to the stop in Broomhill, both got off.
“Immediately thereafter, the suspect punched the man in the face in an unprovoked assault and threatened further violence but was thwarted by passengers who had got off the bus to intervene. The suspect then ran off towards Broomhill Drive.
“The injured man managed to get home and the police were called the following day (Monday).
“We are looking to speak to any of the passengers on the bus so that we can trace this man as soon as possible.
“I would also ask any other passengers who had been on the bus and witnessed the suspect’s behaviour during his journey to call police. The bus had travelled along Highburgh Road, down Clarence Drive and then into Crow Road.”
If you have any information please call Partick Police Office on 101 or if you’d like to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
The suspect is described as male, white, 35 to 40 years of age, has greasy black hair, bad skin, and was wearing small round black/tinted glasses. He had a Glaswegian accent. No description of clothing.