Bluestar bus driver hurtin knifepoint robbery attempt

Bus driver hurt as he fights off knifepoint robber

Bus driver hurt as he fights off knifepoint robber

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A Hampshire bus driver was injured after resisting a masked man who attempted to rob him at knifepoint.

The Blue Star vehicle was travelling from Blackfield to Southampton last night when it pulled into the bus stop outside Hythe Hospital, where three men were waiting.

One man, who had his face covered, entered the bus and demanded the money after brandishing a knife.

A police spokesman said: “The driver confronted the man, who left empty-handed and was followed by the other two men, who were wearing dark coloured hooded tops. They were last seen walking towards Hythe.

“The bus driver received a minor injury to his hand for which he received hospital treatment.”

It is not known if any passengers were on the vehicle at the time.

Police say they are not linking the incident with an attempted armed robbery at the Shell petrol filling station in nearby Southampton Road, Hythe, last Monday.

A masked gunman entered the garage but fled empty-handed moments later after apparently losing his nerve.

Anyone with any information about last night's incident should Det Con Jo Matthews at Lyndhurst Police station on 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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3:41pm Sat 15 Feb 14

itsnotjustice says...

well done to the bus driver for fighting back.... hope his injuries are not too bad...

about time people stood upto these scum who think they can just take whatever they want and not face resistance
well done to the bus driver for fighting back.... hope his injuries are not too bad... about time people stood upto these scum who think they can just take whatever they want and not face resistance itsnotjustice
  • Score: 40

3:43pm Sat 15 Feb 14

sotongirlie says...

Hurtin?
Hurtin? sotongirlie
  • Score: -11

3:47pm Sat 15 Feb 14

sotonbusdriver says...

I hope the driver recovers fast, and that Go-Ahead ensure he is properly looked after...
These hoodlums need their kneecaps breaking
I hope the driver recovers fast, and that Go-Ahead ensure he is properly looked after... These hoodlums need their kneecaps breaking sotonbusdriver
  • Score: 34

3:50pm Sat 15 Feb 14

WILLIAM HAGUES TWIN BROTHER. says...

used to be hurting when i went to school , text speak journos ,
used to be hurting when i went to school , text speak journos , WILLIAM HAGUES TWIN BROTHER.
  • Score: 3

3:59pm Sat 15 Feb 14

NotoNwo says...

two weeks ago a radio taxis private hire driver was robbed at knife point in Milton Rd Polygon, it was 4am early hours of Wednesday morning. He had booked it from Wilton Rd when they got to Milton rd he pulled the knife on the driver, he escaped with the money on a bike. So far nothing further on this incident either.
two weeks ago a radio taxis private hire driver was robbed at knife point in Milton Rd Polygon, it was 4am early hours of Wednesday morning. He had booked it from Wilton Rd when they got to Milton rd he pulled the knife on the driver, he escaped with the money on a bike. So far nothing further on this incident either. NotoNwo
  • Score: 6

4:32pm Sat 15 Feb 14

ryan_gazzan@hotmail.com says...

I assume these buses have cctv fitted ????
I assume these buses have cctv fitted ???? ryan_gazzan@hotmail.com
  • Score: 10

5:20pm Sat 15 Feb 14

Inform Al says...

WILLIAM HAGUES TWIN BROTHER. wrote:
used to be hurting when i went to school , text speak journos ,
Think it is meant to be 'hurt in' . Personally not pedantic enough to be bothered.
[quote][p][bold]WILLIAM HAGUES TWIN BROTHER.[/bold] wrote: used to be hurting when i went to school , text speak journos ,[/p][/quote]Think it is meant to be 'hurt in' . Personally not pedantic enough to be bothered. Inform Al
  • Score: 7

6:05pm Sat 15 Feb 14

Saxon5 says...

Makes a change, usually the bus drivers are the robbers - a bluestar driver recently charged my lad the highest adult fare on his route for a day return to town - £7 instead of £2.60. First time he went to town on his own and these crooks were lying in wait for him. Tried taking it up with the company (twice) to no avail, can only assume they condone it.
Makes a change, usually the bus drivers are the robbers - a bluestar driver recently charged my lad the highest adult fare on his route for a day return to town - £7 instead of £2.60. First time he went to town on his own and these crooks were lying in wait for him. Tried taking it up with the company (twice) to no avail, can only assume they condone it. Saxon5
  • Score: -21

6:38pm Sat 15 Feb 14

IndyJones says...

WILLIAM HAGUES TWIN BROTHER. wrote:
used to be hurting when i went to school , text speak journos ,
It's supposed to say hurt in, Not hurting.
[quote][p][bold]WILLIAM HAGUES TWIN BROTHER.[/bold] wrote: used to be hurting when i went to school , text speak journos ,[/p][/quote]It's supposed to say hurt in, Not hurting. IndyJones
  • Score: 2

7:00pm Sat 15 Feb 14

bigfella777 says...

If they still had conductors this wouldn't happen
If they still had conductors this wouldn't happen bigfella777
  • Score: 5

7:37pm Sat 15 Feb 14

dogbruce says...

Saxon5 wrote:
Makes a change, usually the bus drivers are the robbers - a bluestar driver recently charged my lad the highest adult fare on his route for a day return to town - £7 instead of £2.60. First time he went to town on his own and these crooks were lying in wait for him. Tried taking it up with the company (twice) to no avail, can only assume they condone it.
Bus Drivers Fault you Twonk! You need to get a life ,There only doing there job ,Drivers ARE not the ones who charge TWONK...............
...
[quote][p][bold]Saxon5[/bold] wrote: Makes a change, usually the bus drivers are the robbers - a bluestar driver recently charged my lad the highest adult fare on his route for a day return to town - £7 instead of £2.60. First time he went to town on his own and these crooks were lying in wait for him. Tried taking it up with the company (twice) to no avail, can only assume they condone it.[/p][/quote]Bus Drivers Fault you Twonk! You need to get a life ,There only doing there job ,Drivers ARE not the ones who charge TWONK............... ... dogbruce
  • Score: 5

9:34pm Sat 15 Feb 14

dee dee 05 says...

This was my dad. He was brave but next time some one else might not be. I can't believe that it happened. Likely he ended up just with hand injury. We all hoping police will catch them. Please share this , maybe some one seen them last night. Will be very much appreciated.
This was my dad. He was brave but next time some one else might not be. I can't believe that it happened. Likely he ended up just with hand injury. We all hoping police will catch them. Please share this , maybe some one seen them last night. Will be very much appreciated. dee dee 05
  • Score: 26

10:31pm Sat 15 Feb 14

Balatsie says...

dogbruce wrote:
Saxon5 wrote:
Makes a change, usually the bus drivers are the robbers - a bluestar driver recently charged my lad the highest adult fare on his route for a day return to town - £7 instead of £2.60. First time he went to town on his own and these crooks were lying in wait for him. Tried taking it up with the company (twice) to no avail, can only assume they condone it.
Bus Drivers Fault you Twonk! You need to get a life ,There only doing there job ,Drivers ARE not the ones who charge TWONK...............

...
**** that could have been one of your family how inhuman are you,prob one of your own involved with that attitude
[quote][p][bold]dogbruce[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saxon5[/bold] wrote: Makes a change, usually the bus drivers are the robbers - a bluestar driver recently charged my lad the highest adult fare on his route for a day return to town - £7 instead of £2.60. First time he went to town on his own and these crooks were lying in wait for him. Tried taking it up with the company (twice) to no avail, can only assume they condone it.[/p][/quote]Bus Drivers Fault you Twonk! You need to get a life ,There only doing there job ,Drivers ARE not the ones who charge TWONK............... ...[/p][/quote]**** that could have been one of your family how inhuman are you,prob one of your own involved with that attitude Balatsie
  • Score: 12

10:50pm Sat 15 Feb 14

dee dee 05 says...

ryan_gazzan@hotmail.
com
wrote:
I assume these buses have cctv fitted ????
Yes , they have but they were wearing masks so police couldn't see who that was.
[quote][p][bold]ryan_gazzan@hotmail. com[/bold] wrote: I assume these buses have cctv fitted ????[/p][/quote]Yes , they have but they were wearing masks so police couldn't see who that was. dee dee 05
  • Score: 2

10:03am Sun 16 Feb 14

andysaints007 says...

sotongirlie wrote:
Hurtin?
Get back to the kitchen sink you boring individual
[quote][p][bold]sotongirlie[/bold] wrote: Hurtin?[/p][/quote]Get back to the kitchen sink you boring individual andysaints007
  • Score: -2

11:59am Sun 16 Feb 14

Northamboy says...

Saxon5 wrote:
Makes a change, usually the bus drivers are the robbers - a bluestar driver recently charged my lad the highest adult fare on his route for a day return to town - £7 instead of £2.60. First time he went to town on his own and these crooks were lying in wait for him. Tried taking it up with the company (twice) to no avail, can only assume they condone it.
Speaking as a bus driver I resent being called a robber and a crook! We don't set the fares the company does. I will be reporting your post as defamatory.

All the best to the driver concerned.
[quote][p][bold]Saxon5[/bold] wrote: Makes a change, usually the bus drivers are the robbers - a bluestar driver recently charged my lad the highest adult fare on his route for a day return to town - £7 instead of £2.60. First time he went to town on his own and these crooks were lying in wait for him. Tried taking it up with the company (twice) to no avail, can only assume they condone it.[/p][/quote]Speaking as a bus driver I resent being called a robber and a crook! We don't set the fares the company does. I will be reporting your post as defamatory. All the best to the driver concerned. Northamboy
  • Score: 8

11:30am Mon 17 Feb 14

Block41row0sfc says...

Not surprised in a place like that full of scum.
Not surprised in a place like that full of scum. Block41row0sfc
  • Score: 0

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