Around 11:20am on Monday, February 10th, police responded to a reported assault onboard a bus along South Road in Southampton near the junction with Lighthouse Road. 

It appears that a female passenger boarded the bus in that area and assaulted the female bus driver after a verbal exchange.

Apparently other passengers then intervened and the suspect, believed to be a 22 year-old Sandys parish woman, left the scene on foot prior to police arrival.

The female bus driver appeared to have superficial injuries but attended the hospital to be medically assessed as a precaution.

Inquiries into this incident are ongoing and any witnesses are encouraged to contact PC Jodi Eve at the Somerset Police Station on 234-1010.