Qormi man who ‘as­saulted’ bus driver in San Ġwann iden­ti­fied and in­ter­viewed by po­lice

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

The po­lice have con­firmed that they have iden­ti­fied and in­ter­viewed a man who was in­volved in a fight with a bus driver on Fri­day af­ter­noon.

The 28-year-old Qormi man was filmed wrestling with a bus driver he had al­legedly dragged off a bus in San Ġwann.

Ac­cord­ing to re­ports the man was fum­ing when the two ve­hi­cles al­most hit each other. One of two videos of the in­ci­dent shows the burly 28-year-old try­ing to smash the driver’s head against the side of the bus.

The in­ci­dent, which lasted a cou­ple of min­utes, stopped traf­fic from both di­rec­tions. It is un­der­stood that the ag­gres­sor even­tu­ally let the bus driver go and fled the scene.

Malta Pub­lic Trans­port said yes­ter­day it was very dis­turbed by the in­ci­dent. “We have spo­ken to the driver, who has been re­ferred to the poly­clinic al­though he does not ap­pear to be suf­fer­ing from se­ri­ous in­juries.

The CCTV footage is be­ing down­loaded and will be for­warded to the po­lice to as­sist with their in­ves­ti­ga­tions. As usual, Malta Pub­lic Trans­port will be co­op­er­at­ing fully with the rel­e­vant au­thor­i­ties.”

A po­lice spokesper­son could not say whether the 28-year-old was be­ing held in cus­tody but con­firmed that he had been iden­ti­fied and “spo­ken to”.

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