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30 Jan 2021

Driver feared blindness

A bus driver is back behind the wheel of a bus in Bristol after a passenger threw a lit flare in her face, temporarily blinding her.

Anita Nicholls said she now has to wear glasses to drive after her ‘corneas were burnt’ in the incident on a bus in Union Street on Wednesday 30th December 2020.

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Union Street, Bristol

The 53-year-old added: ‘I was frightened, very frightened; there was pain in my eyes and I thought I was going to be blind.’

Following the attack, police arrested a 14-year-old boy; although later released, he remains under investigation.

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