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Evening Standard

Police launch investigation after woman 'throttled' in street by bus driver

The woman was attacked after filming the bus as it allegedly ran a red light.

POLICE IN LONDON are investigating an incident in which a bus driver was reported to have “throttled” a woman to the ground.

The Evening Standard, which obtained footage of the incident, reported the 27-year-old victim, who is a student, was attacked after filming the Golden Tours bus as it allegedly ran a red light.

In the video, shot on a mobile phone by a passerby, the driver can be seen holding the woman by the neck and pushing her over to the pavement as she yells at her to “delete the picture”.

The woman can be heard screaming and pleading with the driver to let go of her. As witnesses attempt to intervene, the student is seen slumping to the ground, appearing to lose consciousness for a short time. The driver then returns to the bus and leaves the scene.

A spokesperson Golden Tours told The Guardian they were “absolutely distressed by this situation”. The driver had been contracted to the company by an agency and her contract has since been terminated.

CCTV footage from the bus has been handed over to police to assist their investigation.

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