Coventry & Warwickshire

Man punched in head on Coventry bus in hate attack

Attacker on bus
Image caption The attacker got off the bus near Riley Square

A CCTV image of a man who repeatedly punched a man with learning difficulties on a bus in Coventry has been released.

The attack on the 22-year-old man on the 544 bus near Riley Square is being treated as a hate crime.

PC Nigel Gregory said: "This was an appalling unprovoked attack that left the victim visibly shaken and with minor injuries."

The attacker is described as white, stocky and aged 18 to 20.

He was wearing a grey hooded top and ran from the bus after the assault at 19:55 BST on Thursday 11 October.

Anyone with information about the attack is urged to contact West Midlands Police.

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