A SALISBURY bus driver was verbally and racially abused at the weekend.

Police are appealing for information about the incident, which occurred on an ACTIV8 bus at the weekend.

At around 9am on Sunday, June 7, the bus, which was being driven from Amesbury to Salisbury, stopped on Castle Street after the driver became aware that a dog belonging to a man on the top deck "had been sick and had gone to the toilet in the bus".

As the bus pulled over, the owner of the dog came downstairs and verbally and racially abused the driver in an aggressive manner.

Two passengers chased the man away while another spoke to the bus driver to provide reassurance.

PC Lou Poole said: “We think there were around six or seven people on board the bus at the time, who are potential witnesses and may be able to significantly help with our enquiries.

"There is also likely to have been people in the street who may have witnessed the man shouting at the driver prior to being chased away.”

"The man is described as white, approximately 5 ft 5 inches tall with blonde hair and a blonde beard.

"He was wearing a brown or olive green jacket and brown trousers and had a white dog with him. "

Anyone with information should call 101 and quote crime reference number 54200053938.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.