Glasgow & West Scotland

Man, 65, attacked after helping abused bus driver

Police want to trace three people after a 65-year-old man was attacked when he came to the aid of a bus driver who was being verbally abused.

The victim was on a number 61 McGill's bus heading to Foxbar from Paisley town centre at about 19:40 on Tuesday.

When it made an emergency stop near the Londis store in Brediland Road, two men and a woman argued with the driver.

The woman and one of the men assaulted the passenger after the asked them to leave the driver alone.

All three suspects then got off the bus and made off towards Foxbar Road.

'Frightening experience'

Det Con Elaine Malcolm said: "The injured man was taken by ambulance to the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley where he received stitches to a head wound.

"He's now home and thankfully OK, however, this was a very frightening experience for him."

The woman being sought by police is described as white, aged 30 to 40 years old, 5ft 5in to 5ft 7in tall, of heavy build, with very long brown hair tied up in a ponytail. She was wearing a dark jacket with a fur collar.

One of the men is described as white, between 30 and 40 years old, 5ft 5in to 5ft 7in tall and of stocky build. He was wearing a beige jacket and baseball cap.

The other man is described as white, 5ft 5in to 5ft 7in tall, of stocky build with a shaven head. He was wearing a dark jacket and a stripy jumper.

Det Con Malcolm urged anyone who recognised the descriptions to contact police.

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