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Arrest made and witnesses sought after bus incident

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A teenager has been arrested after several people were assaulted or threatened on a number 7 bus in Bristol.

It happened soon after 5pm on Tuesday 25 June in the Whitehall Road area of Easton.

Two people in their 20s were punched and bruised. A man in his 60s and another in his 30s were threatened with a knife after trying to intervene. The younger man suffered a small laceration to his forehead but thankfully the older man was unhurt. No one needed an ambulance.

Officers were called at 5.15pm and were told the suspect had fled from the bus towards Devon Road.

A boy aged 17 was arrested in connection with the incident on Thursday night, 27 June, and remains in police custody.

The investigation continues and we’re keen to hear from anyone who was on the number 7 bus at the time, or in the area of Whitehall Road and Devon Road.

If you have any information or dashcam footage which could help the investigation please contact us.

If you can help, please call 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5224164774, or complete our online appeals form.

You can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their Anonymous Online Form.

No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court or have to speak to police when contacting Crimestoppers.