Man questioned after teenage boy attacked on bus

May 25 2022


A MAN has been questioned by police over an alleged assault on a teenager on a bus travelling between Staple Hill and Pucklechurch.

Avon and Somerset police issued CCTV images and an appeal after the 15-year-old boy was hit "multiple times" on a Y5 service from Bristol to Chipping Sodbury.

The victim needed hospital treatment after the incident, which happened on April 12 at about 7pm between Staple Hill and Pucklechurch, where the attacker was ordered off the bus.

Police say the boy is now recovering at home but still needs treatment for his injuries.

A spokesperson said: "The victim was approached by a man who appeared intoxicated and demanded money.

"When the victim refused, the man struck him to the face multiple times, causing facial injuries which required hospital treatment.

"The offender got off the bus in the Shortwood Road area of Pucklechurch after the driver ordered him to leave."

Following an appeal in May, which was shared on the Downend Voice Facebook page, police say more than 25 people got in touch providing a man's name in connection with the images.

A spokesperson added: "A 37-year-old man has since voluntarily attended a police station for interview. 

"We'd like to thank all those who contacted us as well as everyone who helped by sharing our appeal."

Enquiries into the incident are ongoing, and anyone with information who has not yet contacted the police should call 101 and quote the crime reference number 5222 086 969.

The Y5 passes through Eastville, Fishponds and Staple Hill before heading to Pucklechurch, Westerleigh, Yate and Chipping Sodbury.