Shameful footage has emerged which appears to show a passenger attacking an off-duty bus driver – just for asking him to turn his music down.
The shocking video shows a man repeatedly striking the driver, wearing a high visibility jacket, on the top of a moving double decker.
The incident is believed to have happened on the top deck of a First Bus in Leeds.
It has been posted on social media and has drawn widespread disgust.
The clip starts by showing a man repeatedly punching the driver on the back of the head.
The attacker appears to say: “You think you’re f ****** big, don’t you?”
The brutal thug struck the driver – and has his hands in his face
Stunned passengers can be heard wailing as the violence continues.
The man wearing the black top then appears to claw at the bus driver’s face.
An onlooker is heard saying: “what the f***.”
The man wearing black then shouts at the bus driver “f*** off!” before punching him across the face twice.
However, the bus driver manages to grab the man’s wrists and momentarily detains him.
The struggle continues for sometime as the pair appear to squash another passenger into his seat.
The shocking video has appeared on social media
A battered and bruised bus driver then grabs the attacker by the head and appears to mutter a few words at the man.
Police are asking for help to try and identify the attacker.
A statement read: “Police are investigating an assault, which happened on a bus on Wellington Road, Leeds on 18 September at 13.50.
“A man in his 50s was assaulted and left with minor injuries.
“The offender made off from the scene. Police are following positive lines of enquiries.
“Anyone who witnessed the assault is asked to contact police quoting log 13190480151 on 101 or use the Live Chat facility at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/contact-us ”
The driver appears to be punched in the face
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The video has stunned many in the comments who are angered by nobody stepping in to help the bus driver.
Shelby Rebecca Tolhurst, who said she was not on the bus at the time, wrote: “This is vile!
“Doing this to a bus driver because he asked you nicely to turn your music down! He ended up in hospital you scum!”
She added: “Anyone know who this man is? (The bus driver finished his shift and another driver took over that’s why the bus is moving)”