‘Distressing incident’ on York bus leaves three-year-old child very upset

The incident happened on a number 13 York bus like this one. Photograph: YorkMix
30 Jun 2016 @ 9.26 am
| Crime

Police are appealing for witnesses after an incident on a bus that they describe as ‘distressing’.

On Tuesday (June 27) at about 11.20am, a mother and her two sons were travelling on the number 13 bus to Copmanthorpe.

While on the journey, one of the boys, aged three, got up and moved seats, sitting down on the right-hand side of the bus, opposite a woman on the left-hand side.

The mother then started to walk towards her son, and on doing so the woman sitting opposite took hold of the boy’s forearms and attempted to pick him up, saying “come on young man, go sit with your mother”.

The boy became very distressed and the woman attempted to pick the young boy up again by his forearms, but he managed to wriggle free.

Police say he suffered reddening to his forearms and was very upset and distressed by the incident.

The woman involved is described as white, with medium-brown hair tied in a low ponytail, slim build, in her fifties, wearing a mid-length skirt and carrying a satchel.

There were around six or seven other passengers on the bus who may have witnessed the incident.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or can provide any information about it is asked to contact police.

north-yorkshire-police-logo-25How to help the police

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for PC Gemma Churchward
Or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111
Quote reference number 12160113739