Bus driver stabbed during robbery on bus from Lakeside to Chadwell St Mary

Bus driver stabbed in the hand during brutal robbery in Chadwell St Mary

Bus driver stabbed in the hand during brutal robbery in Chadwell St Mary

First published in Echo News
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Southend Standard: Matt Abbott by , Chief Reporter

A DRIVER was stabbed through the hand by a man trying to steal money on the bus, which had travelled from Lakeside shopping centre.

The number 83 double decker had stopped at the last bus stop on Waterson Road in Chadwell St Mary when a young, white thug boarded at about 4.30pm on Monday.

He demanded the driver hand over money.

As the driver raised his hand in defence, the yob stabbed the driver through the hand with an eight inch carving knife.

The 46-year-old driver was taken to Basildon Hospital for treatment on his injury, which was not life threatening.

The man then made off with a three figure sum of money.

These dramatic images were tweeted late on Monday afternoon by bus firm Ensignbus.

Paul Dickson, customer services manager for Ensignbus told the Gazette: "We are absolutely appalled by this cowardly attack and would ask anyone with any information to contact the local Police on 101.

"We have never seen an attack of this severity, we have never had a knife or other weapon pulled on any of our drivers let alone had one stabbed."

Ensignbus has teamed up with Crimestoppers to offer a £1,000 reward to anyone with information leading to the arrest and charge of the person responsible.

The suspect was described as 5ft 9in high wearing a grey top and scarf.

A police spokesman said: "Detectives are investigating the circumstances around this incident.

"Officers will be examining the on board CCTV as well as other cameras in the area.

"Anyone with information should contact police officers at Grays police station or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111."

Police have confirmed they have not arrested anyone and are appealing for witnesses to come forward. 

Southend Standard: bus stabbing

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9:17pm Mon 10 Mar 14

No1 Shoplifter says...

What a country this is turning into.
What a country this is turning into. No1 Shoplifter
  • Score: 47

9:42pm Mon 10 Mar 14

profondo asbo says...

chadwell st mary...got kevlar?
chadwell st mary...got kevlar? profondo asbo
  • Score: -15

8:11am Tue 11 Mar 14

supermadmax says...

Why do the police always use the same inaccurate words like 'cowardly' ? -

Vicious/evil/horrid/
violent/savage/bruta
l/crazy would be better suited.
Why do the police always use the same inaccurate words like 'cowardly' ? - Vicious/evil/horrid/ violent/savage/bruta l/crazy would be better suited. supermadmax
  • Score: 15

12:08pm Tue 11 Mar 14

AnonymousJane says...

Idiots everywhere.
Idiots everywhere. AnonymousJane
  • Score: 10

12:09pm Tue 11 Mar 14

AnonymousJane says...

No1 Shoplifter wrote:
What a country this is turning into.
Grays has always been a dump with the teenage mothers and yobs. Yawn
[quote][p][bold]No1 Shoplifter[/bold] wrote: What a country this is turning into.[/p][/quote]Grays has always been a dump with the teenage mothers and yobs. Yawn AnonymousJane
  • Score: 3

12:10pm Tue 11 Mar 14

AnonymousJane says...

No1 Shoplifter wrote:
What a country this is turning into.
Grays has always been a dump with the teenage mothers and yobs. Yawn
[quote][p][bold]No1 Shoplifter[/bold] wrote: What a country this is turning into.[/p][/quote]Grays has always been a dump with the teenage mothers and yobs. Yawn AnonymousJane
  • Score: 0

9:36pm Tue 11 Mar 14

_Lotus_ says...

supermadmax wrote:
Why do the police always use the same inaccurate words like 'cowardly' ? -

Vicious/evil/horrid/

violent/savage/bruta

l/crazy would be better suited.
Well what would you call the little scumbag?
[quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: Why do the police always use the same inaccurate words like 'cowardly' ? - Vicious/evil/horrid/ violent/savage/bruta l/crazy would be better suited.[/p][/quote]Well what would you call the little scumbag? _Lotus_
  • Score: 0

11:11pm Tue 11 Mar 14

supermadmax says...

_Lotus_ wrote:
supermadmax wrote:
Why do the police always use the same inaccurate words like 'cowardly' ? -

Vicious/evil/horrid/


violent/savage/bruta


l/crazy would be better suited.
Well what would you call the little scumbag?
What a silly question... I have given 8 examples... Wake up!
[quote][p][bold]_Lotus_[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: Why do the police always use the same inaccurate words like 'cowardly' ? - Vicious/evil/horrid/ violent/savage/bruta l/crazy would be better suited.[/p][/quote]Well what would you call the little scumbag?[/p][/quote]What a silly question... I have given 8 examples... Wake up! supermadmax
  • Score: 1

9:41am Wed 12 Mar 14

Thecountrysgonetopot! says...

AnonymousJane wrote:
No1 Shoplifter wrote: What a country this is turning into.
Grays has always been a dump with the teenage mothers and yobs. Yawn
Erm this was in Chadwell, what has grays got to do with this?
[quote][p][bold]AnonymousJane[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]No1 Shoplifter[/bold] wrote: What a country this is turning into.[/p][/quote]Grays has always been a dump with the teenage mothers and yobs. Yawn[/p][/quote]Erm this was in Chadwell, what has grays got to do with this? Thecountrysgonetopot!
  • Score: 3

7:33pm Fri 14 Mar 14

rocket1 says...

i bet he comes from chafford hundred.
i bet he comes from chafford hundred. rocket1
  • Score: -1

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