An investigation is underway after a bus passengers  suffered abuse on a major route out of Bolton yesterday evening.

The incident happened after 10pm on Sunday November 26 on the 471 bus from Bolton to Rochdale.

Officers say that they received reports that a man had been abusive on the bus towards a number of other passengers.

Police have now released an image of a man they believe may be able to help with their enquiries.

Inspector Stephen Griffin, from GMP's Transport Unit, said: "Passengers should be able to feel safe when travelling on public transport.

"This sort of behaviour is not acceptable and will not be tolerated.

"If you were present and have not yet spoken with police or can assist with details of the male in the picture, I would ask you to please contact us with any information you may have."

This comes amid ongoing efforts to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour on public transport routes not only in Bolton but all over Greater Manchester.

Earlier this year, Operation Avro came to Bolton and turned its attention to the transport network and hubs like train stations and bus stations and stops around the borough.

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In August, Greater Manchester Police warned that people causing trouble could stand to lose transport concessions.

Anyone with any information about the incident on the 471 on Sunday can call police on 101 or 0161 856 6758 quoting log 3192 26/11/23.

Alternatively, witnesses can call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.