A “First” bus driver has been stabbed in Sheffield’s city centre and a teenager is in police custody on suspicion of attempted murder.
Police were called to Arundel Gate around midday on Sunday, October 6 after reports of a bus driver being stabbed in what they believed was an attempted robbery.
Quick-thinking members of the public intervened in defence of the 40-year-old bus driver and fought off the knife wielding teenager.
They helped detained the 17-year-old man at the scene until South Yorkshire Police officers arrived. He has since been detained.
A spokesperson said, ” Members of the public came to the aid of the driver and emergency services attended the scene quickly”. The driver was taken to hospital but later discharged.
Police believe this was an attempted robbery which escalated, and officers are in the area carrying out inquiries to ascertain exactly what happened.”
The bus company, First South Yorkshire, said the driver was waiting to take over the bus at Arundel Gate when he was stabbed in the lower back.
“This was a serious attack on one of our colleagues and we will work closely with the police as part of their investigation.
“We are supporting our driver and his family at this distressing time.”