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Appeal Over Colchester Bus Driver Attack
Colchester Police are hunting a man who attacked and robbed a bus driver in the town.
The 39-year-old bus driver was punched in the face by a male passenger as he pulled into a stop on Severalls Lane at approximately 6.30pm on Tuesday 20th September.
After stealing a quantity of money, the attacker and another man exited the bus and fled to a nearby housing estate.
The attacker is white, approximately 6ft tall and aged between 18 and 20.
He is stocky and was wearing a blue baseball cap, a baggy blue T-shirt and blue jeans when the incident took place.
The other man is thought to be aged between 18 and 20, has pale skin and blonde spiky hair.
He was wearing a green long-sleeved hooded top and blue jeans.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Dc Trevor Clark on 0300 333 4444.
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