A MAN was left bleeding after a gang of Asian youths attacked a bus in Savile Town.
Yobs targeted the Thornhill-bound Arriva bus as it pulled away from a stop in Savile Road late on Saturday night.
It was the second successive night the Thornhill bus had been attacked.
The passenger who was injured, a man aged 56, told how stones smashed windows on both sides of the bus. The attack happened at 11pm opposite the BP garage.
The man, who is white and a local businessman, rushed off the bus to chase the youths, bleeding from a cut to his face.
“They told me not to come shouting in their area,” he said. “I told them it was my area as well. I was born and bred in Dewsbury.
“There were other Asians around and they said what happened was wrong and it would be sorted.
“I don’t want to scare people but they have to know what is going on.”
The man said there were about a dozen people on the bus including an elderly woman and a father with children.
“It was like a war zone,” said the injured man who was with his wife.
“When the stones hit the windows it was like explosions going off or machine gun fire. Everybody ducked but I wanted to see what was going on.”
Police attended and an ambulance was called before the bus was taken away.
The man said he had been told a bus had been attacked the previous night and police were supposed to have been shadowing the Saturday service. However the bus was running early.
Two weeks ago The Press reported how three white boys, one aged 12 and two aged 14, were set upon by a gang of Asian youths nearby.
The teenagers were confronted and asked why they were walking through Savile Town. One boy was struck on the side of the head, causing his ear to bleed.
A spokesman for Dewsbury police confirmed that two passengers were hurt and a bus damaged.
Sgt Sarah Baker, of the Dewsbury and Mirfield Neighbourhood Policing Team, said patrols would be stepped up in the area.
She added: “We take these sorts of incidents very seriously and we will thoroughly investigate and bring the people responsible to court.”
Anyone with information should contact PC Shanaz Ahmed on 0845 6060606 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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