Gardai have confirmed they are investigating a minor assault on a bus driver in Finglas last Friday.
Images circulated online of the bus driver being allegedly assaulted by one individual, with a handful of other people following the driver off the bus to try and help him, as seen in the images below.
It is believed that the assailant was a passenger on the bus, who ran off the vehicle and was subsequently chased off by the driver, who was then allegedly assaulted.
Scenes from 10mins ago, 40D Dublin busdriver beaten up by a passenger just on Finglas Road.@dublinbusnews— Dominik M. (@Dominik_Mk) September 13, 2019
Not only that, bunch of teenagers on bicycles are going around Finglas Road harassing people @gardainfo @GardaTraffic you should look into that!!!! pic.twitter.com/rSkF3MwsRE
The incident took place on the Finglas Road at approximately 7pm, with the driver operating the 40D service at the time.
The images were also circulated around a local community group on Facebook, with many condemning the attack on the driver.
One person said it’s a “terrible shame a man can’t go a do an honest days work,” whilst others pledged their support for the driver.
A spokesperson from Dublin Bus confirmed to Dublin Gazette that the company are currently investigating the incident.
Gardai have also confirmed to Dublin Gazette that they are also investigating.
A spokesperson said: “Gardaí in Finglas are investigating a minor assault which occurred on the Finglas Road, Finglas, Co. Dublin on the 13th of September 2019 at approximately 7:00pm. No injuries were reported. No arrests have been made. Investigations are ongoing.”