Mum Beaten Unconscious On Crowded Bus In Row Over Pram Space

08/12/2010 16:32 | Updated 22 May 2015

crowded busA DISABLED mum has described how she thought she was dying as she was beaten unconscious by another parent when their pushchairs got tangled up on a packed bus.

Passengers looked on as the thug repeatedly punched and kicked her and slammed her head against the floor, leaving her needing hospital treatment.

Some people on the double-decker even laughed as the attacker, now being hunted by police, screamed abuse.

The injured woman, 36, suffers from autoimmune disease lupus and was hospitalised with internal bleeding.'It was 2pm on Saturday afternoon and we were on our way back from picking up my medication, said the woman, who does not want to be named.

'I didn't refuse to move, I didn't have anywhere to go... I was jammed right into a corner.'

Her husband, 32, was also attacked as he tried to protect his wife. He said: 'My wife was a bloody mess on the floor and her glasses had been smashed into her head.

'When he was insulting her, people were sitting on the bus laughing.'

The couple were travelling with their three-year-old daughter on the No.85 bus as it passed Kingston University's campus in Surrey.

"The man started saying things about my wife and making very personal comments and insults," said her husband, who is her full-time carer.

Detective Constable Dave Norman said: 'Not one person stopped to give a witness statement and we have not had anyone come forward despite repeated appeals.'

Police are looking for a 5ft 10in black man, aged about 35, with short hair, who headed towards Roehampton after getting off the bus on September 19.

He was wearing a dark puffa jacket with a white logo on the left breast area, dark trousers and was seen with a black Blackberry phone.

He was accompanied with a 5ft 6in, large built, Mediterranean or Eastern European-looking woman aged about 35 years old, who had long dark brown hair in a pony tail.

The couple were accompanied with a mixed-race young girl.

Anyone with information about the attacker should call Detective Constable Norman at Kingston CID, on 020 8247 4946, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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