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  • 14 December 2012, 13:41

Hunt For Bus Attackers As Man Fights For Life

A bus company has vowed to do everything possible to help police catch the three men who pushed a passenger from one of its vehicles.

The man, in his sixties, suffered a serious head injury and is now fighting for his life in hospital.

He was travelling on a number 10 bus when it stopped in Defoe Road, Ipswich, and the men shoved him off.

They jumped off the vehicle, which has been impounded by police, and ran off into Macauley Road.

All three are described as white, of medium build, around 5ft 7in or 5ft 8in tall and in their late 20s.

One was said to be wearing a woolly hat and a grey bomber jacket, while another wore a grey hoodie under a jacket.

Malcolm Robson, the managing director of Ipswich Buses, said the firm was "very concerned" about the attack.

He told the Ipswich Star: "Our driver is back at work this morning and is very upset about it and we hope (the victim) makes a full recovery.

"We're doing what we can with witness statements and providing CCTV footage and are just helping the police in any way we can."

The unnamed victim was taken to Ipswich Hospital where his condition is described as critical.

Police are speaking to other passengers and are searching the area close to the incident in an effort to trace the attackers.

Anyone who may have seen them running from the bus or in the nearby area is asked to contact Ipswich CID on 101.