Bus driver sprayed with unknown substance at Elephant and Castle

Katherine Johnston (14 May, 2018)

Tests confirmed substance was 'not noxious'

21812A TfL bus (c) Gary Lewington

Police are investigating after a bus driver was sprayed with an unknown substance in Elephant and Castle on Sunday.

The Met confirmed officers were called at around 1.40 pm on Sunday, May 13, after a bus driver was sprayed with a substance, near to Elephant and Castle station.

The London Ambulance Service and Fire Brigade also attended the scene.

The driver does not appear to have been injured, but has been taken to hospital as a precaution.

Subsequent tests found that the substance was “not noxious”.

Southwark officers are investigating the incident as a common assault and although there have been no arrests at this stage, enquiries are continuing.

Anyone with information should call 101, or tweet @MetCC.

Picture credit: Gary Lewington


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