A REWARD of £10,000 is being offered over an unprovoked attack on a female bus driver in Haringey, which left her with a broken arm and dislocated shoulder.

The driver was attacked by a woman with a young child in a pushchair on the 221 bus at the junction with West Green Road and Turnpike Lane on October 31, last year.

The suspect first appeared to be asking for directions but then launched a ferocious attack for no apparent reason leaving the driver with facial injuries.

The suspect then threw the driver from the bus to the pavement, causing a broken arm and dislocated shoulder.

Now Crimestoppers and bus operator Arriva are offering a joint reward of up to £10,000 for crucial information if it leads to an arrest, charge and conviction.

The incident is being investigated by the Metropolitan Police Service and Transport for London's (TfL) safer transport command workplace violence unit, which deals with violence and abuse against its staff.

Dave Cording, Crimestoppers’ director of operations said: "For this woman to attack another so violently and in front a child is utterly despicable.

"We are urging the public to pass on any information they may have to Crimestoppers anonymously to help police catch this perpetrator. No personal details are taken and communication routes are not traced or recorded – no one will know who you are."

Chief Superintendent Joe Royle, MPS Safer Transport Command, said: "People who think they can threaten and assault front-line staff and get away with it are wrong.

"However without successful identification there can be no arrests. With the help of Crimestoppers there is an even stronger chance of identification through the local community, to whom we are extremely grateful for any information received."

Rewards can only be claimed by calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Rewards cannot be claimed if giving information via the online form.