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Bus driver stabbed in leg in Budleigh Salterton

A bus driver in his 50s was stabbed in the leg when he stepped out of his bus in Budleigh Salterton last night.

It happened at around 8.20pm in South Farm Road.

The driver was out of the Stagecoach bus at the time when he was approached by a man who assaulted him in a completely unprovoked attack. He was stabbed in his right thigh. The offender then ran off.

The victim was taken to the R D & E Hospital where the knife was removed, and he remained recovering in hospital overnight.

The offender is described as a white man, over 25 years of age, with dark shoulder length hair, slim to medium build and wearing a olive green parker style, knee length jacket.