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Bus passenger stabbed after confronting man with toes on the seats

A man was stabbed on a bus after he asked a passenger to take his feet off the seats. 

Detectives investigating the stabbing on a number 64 bus in Croydon, south London, have now released an image of a man they want to identify in relation to the incident. 

The attack took place at around 3am on Tuesday, June 4 after the suspect boarded the vehicle and put his feet up on the seats. 

The victim, a man in his 50’s, confronted the suspect and during a brief struggle was stabbed a number of times in the leg. 

The injured man managed to get himself to a hospital where police were called. The suspect left the bus at East Croydon train station. 

A picture released by police of a man they want to speak to in relation to a stabbing incident on board a bus in London

A picture released by police of a man they want to speak to in relation to a stabbing incident on board a bus in London

The incident took place on a London bus at around 3am on Tuesday, June 4 in Croydon (file image)

The incident took place on a London bus at around 3am on Tuesday, June 4 in Croydon (file image)

The Metropolitan Police are now calling for any witnesses who may have information on the incident. 

A spokesperson said: ‘Detectives investigating a stabbing aboard a bus in Croydon have released an image of a man they want to identify and speak with. 

‘Shortly after 03:00hrs on Tuesday, 4 June, the victim was aboard a Route 64 bus in Croydon when a man boarded and sat with his feet on the seats. 

‘The victim, a man aged 50s, confronted the suspect and during a brief struggle was stabbed a number of times in the leg. The suspect left the bus at East Croydon train station. 

‘The injured man presented himself at hospital with knife injuries and police were called. 

‘Anyone who can name the man pictured should report online, dial 101 or post on X @MetCC quoting 923/4JUN24.’