A 50-year-old man was stabbed multiple times on a Croydon bus during a disagreement over seating.

The incident occurred on June 4 around 3am after the victim confronted a man, who was sitting with his feet on the seats, on a Route 64 bus.

The man stabbed the victim multiple times in the leg after a brief struggle.

The suspect then left the bus at East Croydon train station.

The victim presented himself at hospital with knife wounds and the police were notified.

Detectives have released a photo of a man they wish to identify and speak to in connection with the case.

Those recognising him are asked to contact the police quoting crime reference number 923/4JUN24. or Crimestoppers.

A spokesperson for Metropolitan Police said: “Detectives investigating a stabbing aboard a bus in Croydon have released an image of a man they want to identify and speak with.

“Shortly after 03:00hrs on Tuesday, 4 June, the victim was aboard a Route 64 bus in Croydon when a man boarded and sat with his feet on the seats.

“The victim, a man aged 50s, confronted the suspect and during a brief struggle was stabbed a number of times in the leg. The suspect left the bus at East Croydon train station.

“The injured man presented himself at hospital with knife injuries and police were called.

“Anyone who can name the man pictured should report online, dial 101 or post on X @MetCC quoting 923/4JUN24.

“To remain 100 per cent anonymous call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org.”