Woman Racially Abused On MK Bus

A woman's told Heart she'll think twice about travelling by bus again, after being racially abused on a bus between Milton Keynes and Aylesbury.

It happened at about 8.10pm on Wednesday (8th of July) when 61 year-old Charu Patel was travelling on the 150 Arriva bus from Milton Keynes to Aylesbury.

Two teenage boys boarded the bus at Church Road, Linslade, and sat behind the woman at the back of the bus. They touched the woman’s hat and told her to remove it so they could take photographs of her.

The woman challenged the boys and told them to stop, however the offenders continued to make comments throughout the journey. At about 8.40pm the woman got off the bus at Aylesbury Road, Bierton, known locally as the ‘Schweppes bus stop’.

The boys followed the woman off the bus. They swore at her, removed her hat and threw it into a bush before shouting racial abuse at her.

Investigating officer, PC Sharon Cann said:

"At least five other passengers were on the 150 bus who could have witnesses the boys’ behaviour towards the victim. The victim has also stated that later, after getting off the bus, two members of the public were walking towards her. When they saw what was happening they started to approach.

I would ask anyone with may have seen what happened to contact me on 101."

The first offender is white, about 15years-old, 5ft 2ins and slim. He was wearing a white tracksuit top with stripes on the arms and white trousers.

The second offender is white, about 15 years-old, 5ft and slim. He was wearing a grey tracksuit top and bottoms and a white baseball cap.

Anyone with information can contact PC Sharon Cann at Aylesbury Neighbourhood Policing Team via the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101.

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