At the end of his night shift a bus driver was set upon by two of his passengers. He was punched repeatedly in the middle of the street. Earlier in the journey the pair had tried to pay for their fare with a £20. The driver refused to accept it and a row ensued.
They eventually paid with smaller change and continued their journey but when the bus terminated and the other passengers had left they attacked the driver.
The assault happened at 4.15am on October 14h in Barnet at the end of the 134 bus route. The driver suffered a fractured eye socket in the attack and he has still been unable to work since the incident. Dan Hewitt's report contains images of violence.