US News Will Young accuses bus driver of homophobic slur

05:50  06 january  2018
05:50  06 january  2018 Source:   Sky News

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Will Young has said he received homophobic abuse from a London bus driver - and has appealed for help in tracking him down before he targets others. The singer-songwriter was driving his car when the slurs were allegedly shouted in mid-December.

Will Young has claimed that a London bus driver uttered a homophobic slur towards him, asking for help in tracking down the individual. See his tweets about the incident below. Homosphobic abuse from a tfl bus driver calling me a poofter.

  Will Young accuses bus driver of homophobic slur © Sky News

Will Young has said he received homophobic abuse from a London bus driver - and has appealed for help in tracking him down before he targets others.

The singer-songwriter was driving his car when the slurs were allegedly shouted in mid-December.

Young says he reported the incident to Transport for London (TfL) 10 minutes after it happened, and said the agency's response has been amazing.

On Twitter, the 38-year-old wrote: "Homophobic abuse from a TfL bus driver calling me a poofter.

"However bus companies on route say video footage gone as too late - quite how someone complains and actually GETS footage I am unsure."

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Will Young has appealed for help from London Mayor Sadiq Khan in finding a bus driver who he claims insulted him with ‘ homophobic abuse’. He also witnessed a gang throwing homophobic slurs on Oxford Street.

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Concerned that other people might fall victim to an attack, Young has appealed for London mayor Sadiq Khan to help him identify the driver responsible.

He tweeted: "TfL doing everything they can but I am appealing to @TfL @SadiqKhan to help me find the driver to ensure he doesn't abuse others. PLEASE DM me."

Bus drivers are not directly employed by TfL, but by private companies who win contracts to run the services.

In a statement, TfL's director of enforcement Steve Burton said: "We're very sorry to hear of Will Young's experience, and are looking into it urgently. Any form of hate crime is completely unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

"Everyone has the right to travel without fear of abuse or intimidation and if anyone witnesses or is victim to hate crime they should report it immediately."

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