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Wednesday 17 September 2014

Watch: Shocking scenes as woman gets punched in the face on Dublin Bus

Elaine McCahill

Published 25/07/2014 | 13:18

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These are the shocking scenes on the top deck of a Dublin Bus where a woman was repeatedly punched in the face.

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The incident took place on the number 40 bus near Old Kilmainham Village on Wednesday July 23 at approximately 10:15pm.

The shocking footage as the man moves forward to strike the woman

In the video - which is yet to be verified -  the woman involved was standing in the middle of the upper deck of the bus and appears to be speaking to a man who is sitting at the back of the bus.

The man, who was wearing a blue t-shirt, gets up and aggressively moves up the aisle towards her, comes close to her and starts hitting her in the head and face.

The man appears to strike the woman on the head

The woman involved held her hand up to the face to try and protect herself and it is understood that she spent the night in hospital.

Dublin Bus told the Herald: “The driver stopped the bus and called the incident in to the central control team who alerted the emergency services. An ambulance arrived at the scene and took the woman to hospital.

Gardaí have requested CCTV footage of the incident from us and are investigating.”

It is understood that a second man, who intervened in the incident, received minor injuries.

A garda representative told the Herald that they are investigating the incident but noted that they did not attend the scene immediately.

They added that on Thursday morning July 24, a man who presented with minor injuries, reported that he had also been assaulted on the number 40 bus on Wednesday night to Kevin Street Garda Station.

There were 18 passengers on board the bus at the time of the incident, according to Dublin Bus and gardaí are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

The number 40 bus operates between Finglas Village and the Liffey Valley Shopping Centre.

A short video of the incident has been circulated online and clearly shows the assault.

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