Around 6:45pm on Thursday, January 9th police officers attended a reported assault onboard a bus in the Middle Road, Southampton area near Industrial Park Road.

It appears that the bus stopped to let off passengers in the area when the male bus driver was assaulted by a male passenger following an earlier verbal exchange. A female passenger came to the bus driver’s aid before the assailant exited the bus.

The bus driver apparently sustained relatively minor injuries. The female passenger that came to his assistance was not injured.

The suspect, a 23 year old Southampton man, was subsequently arrested in the surrounding area in connection with the incident. During the arrest, a quantity of suspected controlled drug was seized. A court appearance is anticipated in due course.