Man charged with Southport bus driver bashing

UPDATE: A benowa local, accused of violently attacking a bus driver in Southport last week, will remain behind bars for another night.

Jean-Adelphe Lasm, 20, faced court this morning after handing himself in to Surfers Paradise police on Sunday afternoon.

The Bulletin reports the University student claimed the 63-year-old bus driver started the fight last Friday.


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Police opposed a bail application alleging Lasm was also due to face court on tuesday over an unrelated, older charge.

Magistrate Michael O’Driscoll reserved his decision on bail and demanded to see footage from the alleged incident.

 

EARLIER: THE man who allegedly ripped a Gold Coast bus driver from his seat and repeatedly punched him in the head in Southport last week has handed himself into police.

The 20-year-old man walked into Surfers Paradise Police Station on Sunday afternoon and was later transferred to the Southport Watchhouse.

He is accused of bashing a 63-year-old Surfside bus driver on Friday morning following a dispute over a fare.

BUS DRIVER RIPPED FROM SEAT AND BASHED IN SOUTHPORT

News footage of the incident allegedly showed the shirtless man dragging the driver across the bitumen on Nerang Street while striking him in the head.

The male driver was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

The Benowa local will face Southport Magistrates Court today charged with serious assault.