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Dub-le Trouble Couple yell 'knock him out' as they try to punch Dublin Bus driver in shocking video

A video shows the man and woman, who was holding a young child, arguing with the bus driver over a buggy on a bus that had stopped on Werburgh Street, Dublin 8.

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Gardaí have launched a probe after a couple were filmed verbally and physically assaulting a Dublin Bus driver on Sunday.

A video shows the man and woman, who was holding a young child, arguing with the bus driver over a buggy on a 27 bus heading for Jobstown that had stopped on Werburgh Street, Dublin 8.

The pair can be seen raising their voices and hurling a number of ableist and homophobic slurs at the driver.

The child, who begins to cry, is taken off the bus before being brought back on as the couple scream at the driver to “get out” from behind his screen as they tell him that he “started it.”

“Knock him out!” the woman says before asking “Do you know who we are?” multiple times.

Both the man and woman then attempt to hit the driver, swinging a number punches and kicks as they try to break into the cabin.

Gardaí attended the scene and confirmed that a man in his 40s received non-life-threatening injuries.

A garda spokesperson told sundayworld.com: “Gardaí are investigating an incident of assault which occurred on Werburgh Street, Dublin [8] yesterday afternoon, 3rd April 2022.

“A man aged in his 40s received non-life-threatening injuries. He was not treated by medical staff at the scene of this incident. No arrests have been made at this time. Investigations are ongoing.”

A spokesperson for Dublin Bus confirmed that “an incident took place onboard Route 27 yesterday.”

She said that Dublin Bus drivers have are “fully trained” in “dealing with incidents of antisocial behaviour.”

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“Each vehicle is equipped with a radio which allows immediate contact to our Central Control Centre. This means that the driver has immediate contact to a team of Dublin Bus Inspectors should assistance be required in any given situation.”

She added that antisocial behaviour is generally “relatively low” across the company’s 1,000 buses.

“This is due to a series of initiatives which have taken place; designed to improve safety for both customers and employees.

“We have a strong and close working relationship with An Garda Síochána.

"The entire Dublin Bus fleet is fully fitted with CCTV cameras with up to nine internal, four external cameras and two reversing cameras fitted on the more modern vehicles in the fleet.”

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