A man has been arrested after an elderly man was assaulted on a bus
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At around 7pm on Friday 24 December, the victim - a man in his 70s - had been travelling on a bus from Manchester City Centre in the direction of Ashton-under-Lyne.
Whilst on the bus, a woman began to ring the bell continuously prompting the victim to ask her to stop. When he did so, a man assaulted him by punching him in the face, causing his glasses to smash and minor injuries to his nose.
Both the woman and the man then got off the bus before the driver came to the elderly gentleman's aid.
Thankfully he has since recovered from his injuries.
Following a public appeal for information, a man in his 40's, has today (13 January) self-presented at Oldham Police Station and has been arrested on suspicion of assault.
He remains in custody for questioning and enquiries are ongoing.
Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 9371 or 101 quoting incident 2402 of 24/12/21.
Alternatively, details can be passed via our LiveChat function at www.gmp.police.uk or via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.