TWO people from Wiltshire have been arrested after a bus driver was rushed to hospital by air ambulance in an attack which left him with head injuries.

A Devizes man in his 50s and a Melksham woman in her 40s were both arrested after the attack in Durrington High Street late on March 22.

Wiltshire Police are now appealing for witnesses.

The force said that the bus driver was travelling through Durrington, near Amesbury, at around 10.15pm on March 22 when the assault occurred.

A police spokesman said: “A man and a woman were waiting at a bus stop when an X4 bus run by Salisbury Reds arrived. The bus driver, a man in his 40s, was assaulted at the bus stop and suffered a head injury.

“He was taken to Southampton Hospital by air ambulance, however, his injuries were fortunately not as serious as initially thought.”

She added: “A man aged in his 50s from Devizes was arrested on suspicion of two counts of criminal damage, racially/religiously aggravated harassment and section 18 GBH, and a woman in her 40s from Melksham was arrested on suspicion of section 18 wounding with intent and using threatening/abusive words or behaviour.

“Both have been released while enquiries are ongoing. If you were on the bus at the time, or if you were in the area and witnessed the incident we’d like to hear from you.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 and quote crime reference number 54220029659.  Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.