A video has circulated online showing a group of school children punching a man in the face on a bus.
The incident was filmed by a passenger on a Stagecoach bus and it's believed to have happened in Stockport, Greater Manchester on Monday (July 17).
In the video, which has been blurred to protect identities, shows a man standing on the top deck, surrounded by a gang of youths.
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One boy screamed at him: "Who do you think you are? You are an old man!"
Others can be heard laughing as they watched the boy throwing punches at the victim.
The group joined and repeatedly struck the man, who put his arms up to defend himself.
The clip ended as the man made his way downstairs.
According to Manchester Evening News, a spokesperson for Stagecoach confirmed that the bus operator was assisting police officers in an investigation.
They added: "We were deeply disturbed to learn about an incident that occurred on one of our services on Monday, July 17.
"The safety of our customers is of paramount importance.
"The police attended the scene and we are fully assisting them with their ongoing enquiries."
Greater Manchester Police was aware of the incident as a spokesperson confirmed the force is investigating.
In March, police released CCTV images of four teenage girls who beat up a man and a woman on a London bus.
The four girls, described as aged in their mid to late teens, were allegedly seen harassing a man and a woman on the bus.
The attack took place on the 250 bus, which operates from Streatham to Croydon, on August 28, 2022.
A woman was hit in the head with a bottle and the man sitting next to her was rushed to a hospital for medical treatment.
The Metropolitan Police are now encouraging people who can identify the teens to give information.
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