A bus driver got spat on through the vehicle’s window in an apparent road rage bust up in Dalston High Street, Hackney.

A restaurant worker, wearing a red-and-white-striped chef’s apron can be seen arguing the driver of a 488 single-decker bus.

The man then leans in and appears to spit through the window at the driver. He then marches off towards the other side of the road.

The reason for the argument is unclear as any words exchanged are not audible in the footage taken by members of the public.

Spitting on someone in the UK can be considered a crime if committed deliberately, falling under the charge of common assault.

Spitting is classed as battery under the Criminal Justice Act 1988 and can even carry a prison sentence.

The saliva of a person infected with Covid-19 can also spread the disease, according to a study.

A police spokesperson said: “It seems we have been made aware of the video of this incident on social media but the incident was not reported to us at the time.

“We would urge anyone who witnessed it, or has any more information to contact police on 101.”