Four bus drivers a day were abused on average on London’s buses over a period of three years, figures show.

There were 4,967 incidents of physical and verbal abuse in three tax years leading up to spring 2013, according to stats revealed as part of a Freedom of Information request.

Four in 10 incidents involved drivers being physically attacked or threatened with a weapon.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.