Bus driver recovering in hospital after stabbing

Author
NZ Herald,
Section
National,
Publish Date
Thursday, 5 October 2017, 12:51PM
The driver was stabbed while working the 361 route for Murphy Buses on Browns Rd in Manurewa yesterday evening. (Photo / Google Maps)
The driver was stabbed while working the 361 route for Murphy Buses on Browns Rd in Manurewa yesterday evening. (Photo / Google Maps)

A South Auckland bus driver is recovering in hospital after being stabbed in front of passengers.

A Counties Manukau DHB spokesman says the man is in a stable condition after taking a knife to the stomach and neck.

The driver was stabbed while working the 361 route for Murphy Buses on Browns Rd in Manurewa yesterday evening.

Senior Sergeant Steve Meade said quick work by police helped prevent the injuries becoming more serious.

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Passengers on the bus were being spoken to and would be offered support, he said.

A 15-year-old and a 20-year-old were arrested at a nearby address and will appear in the Manukau Youth Court and District Court today.

Police are continuing to investigate the attack.

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