Girl threatened with violence on bus for looking out the window

Police are investigating an incident after threats were made to a girl who was on a bus in Hatfield.

On Wednesday, May 4 between 7.44am and 7.54am, the teenager was travelling on a route 601 Uno bus in Hatfield when she caught eyes with a man.

The man then accused the girl of staring at him and when she said she was just looking out of the window, he continued to ask her what she was staring at and threatened her.

The man is described as black, aged in his late 20s, of slim build and was wearing a dark navy jumper and jeans or jogging bottoms.

PC Ian Smith, who is investigating, said: “This schoolgirl was understandably very upset by what happened and this incident has left her reluctant to use public transport.

“There were several other people on the bus at the time of the incident who may have witnessed what happened.

“One man in particular stepped in to protect the victim and sat near to her to prevent the offender from approaching her. I am keen to speak to this man and anyone else who saw what happened.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Smith via the Hertfordshire Constabulary non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference number B2/16/1855.

Alternatively, you can contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their anonymous online form at No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will never need to go to court.