A THIRD appeal has been launched by police after an incident on a bus in Salisbury.

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 defecated 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.

A second appeal was then launched on July 20.

PC Lou Poole said: “Following our enquiries we are particularly interested to hear from anyone who was travelling on that bus from Amesbury.

“We believe that there were around six or seven people on board 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 in Salisbury who may have witnessed the man shouting at the driver prior to being chased away.”

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

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.