Man Sentenced for Bus Driver Assault

A man who was abusive and attacked a bus driver outside Northolt Tube Station has received a 12-week suspended sentence and has been tagged for three months. Scott Rogers, 37, boarded an N7 night bus in Ealing on april 11th where he was abusive and had problems paying the full fare before his friend helped him out. The bus travelled to Northolt tube station where it then terminated and once the passengers alighted, Rogers confronted the driver before attacking him. Although the bus driver did not sustain serious injuries, CCTV images were passed on to the Workplace Violence Unit and the Metropolitan Police traced the culprit. Rogers, of Pine Gardens, Ruislip, London was found guilty of common assault and was sentenced at Uxbridge Magistrates Court on September 11th. He received a 12-week custodial sentence suspended for 18 months, three months tagged curfew from 8pm to 6am, fined £150 and ordered to pay £200 compensation to the victim.