Teenage yobs shove primary school teacher, 56, in front of a bus after she told them off for spitting at her niece in Oxford Street
- Geraldine Lynne’s niece, 25, asked two teenagers to stop stepping on her heels
- The thugs responded by counting ‘one, two, three’ before one, a boy, spat at her
- When Ms Lynn intervened he pushed her onto the busy street in front of a bus
- Do you know the teenage pusher? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
A pair of teenage thugs shoved a primary school teacher in front of a bus after she told them off for spitting at her niece on Oxford Street.
Geraldine Lynne, 56, was left lying on the road outside a River Island store after confronting the pair – a boy and a girl – at around 2.45pm on Saturday, June 15.
The Metropolitan Police today released an image Ms Lynne took of the boy on her mobile phone moments before he attacked her and fled.
The Metropolitan Police today released an image Geraldine Lynne took of a teenager (centre) on her mobile phone moments before he attacked her and fled
The confrontation began when the thugs began stepping on the heels of Ms Lynne’s 25-year-old niece, who told them to stop.
‘A few moments later, I heard them say, “Three, two, one” and with that he spat at my niece,’ she told The Standard.
Ms Lynne approached the teenager, who then pushed her with both hands into the path of a bus – which had thankfully stopped.
‘I’m horrified to consider what might’ve happened if a 12-and-a-half tonne bus had run over me,’ she said.
‘It’s never happened to me before… it was frightening to think one small incident can escalate into being pushed in front of a bus.’
The suspect, who ran into Oxford Circus tube station, is seen in the police photo wearing a navy top and carrying a small grey satchel.
He has light-brown, wavy hair and a silver stud in his right ear.
Anyone who knows his identity can contact police on 101, quoting reference CAD4070/15Jun or speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
A file photo of River Island on Oxford Street, near where Ms Lynne was attacked on Saturday, June 15