By John Smith • 26 October 2020 • 13:03
The assault took place on a local bus
IN July, as more travellers started using buses in Palma, a couple were asked by the driver of the bus on which they were travelling to stop lowering their masks as they were required by law to keep them on all the time they were on the bus.
As they ignored him on a number of occasions, he stopped the bus at Cala Estancia and told them to get off otherwise he would call the police and although the woman complied with his ultimatum, the man started hurling abuse at the driver and then spat in his face.
So badly was the driver affected by this that he had to take sick leave although happily he was not infected by coronavirus.
Now, after studying various security cameras, officers of the National Police identified the assailant and have arrested the 22-year-old man.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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