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Shocking video of man spitting in bus driver’s face

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A man has repeatedly spat on a bus driver in East Melbourne all while being filmed on CCTV.

A man has repeatedly spat on a bus driver in East Melbourne all while being filmed on CCTV.

The video shows a passenger boarding the 246 bus from Elsternwick to Clifton Hill and spitting in the driver's face three times on August 25 at 8.30am.

A face mask dangles beneath his chin as he spits.

Police alleged the man then tried to punch the driver around the COVID-19 protective screen.

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"The bus driver stopped near the intersection of Wellington Parade and Hoddle Street in East Melbourne and directed the offending passenger to get off the bus," Sergeant Madeline Gillard said in a statement.

"The offender ran off towards West Richmond Railway Station.

"The man is perceived to be of African descent and was wearing a black beanie and a black jacket with a red collar."

Transit Safety Division officers have called for public assistance, releasing an image of a man who may be able to assist with enquiries.

Anyone with information on the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/police-reveal-cctv-man-spitting-in-bus-drivers-face-east-melbourne/e0ea3c36-976e-4c73-bd5c-05dad42bde73

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