Woman abused in 'racially-aggravated' incident on Fishponds bus
POLICE are trying to trace two women over what officers describe as a racially-aggravated public order incident on a bus.
They say another woman reported being verbally abused on the number 17 service between Fishponds and Southmead between 6.30am and 7am yesterday.
A police spokesperson said: "She said the two women objected to her sitting down, became aggressive and swore at her, leaving her feeling alarmed and distressed.
"The matter is being investigated as a racially-aggravated public order incident."
Police are urging the two women involved and anyone else who was on the bus or had information about the incident to come forward.
The women were described as being white and in their 40s.
One had dark hair worn in a bun, wore a black jacket and trousers and was carrying a large Mickey Mouse shopping bag.
The other was similarly dressed and had lighter-coloured hair, also in a bun.
UPDATE: Police said on October 1 that three people had come forward in connection with the incident, including an "independent witness".
The force says its investigation continues into the incident.
Anyone who can help should call the police on 101 and quote the crime reference number 5220 220 856.
Details can also be given anonymously to Crimestoppers ba calling 0800 555 111 or via their anonymous online form.