Muslim man is thrown off National Express coach after women passengers complain he ‘looked shifty’ and made them uncomfortable
- Man boarded a coach to London at Bristol Coach Station last week
- But witnesses saw a group of women staring at him and accusing him of being ‘shifty’
- National Express staff then asked the passenger to leave the coach
- Firm claims the row was sparked by a dispute over luggage
A Muslim man was asked to leave a National Express bus when passengers complained that he ‘looked shifty’, it was claimed today.
The customer was told to get off the coach from Bristol to London after others on the bus complained to the driver about the man.
The transport firm later claimed that the passenger had refused to put his bags in the hold – but witnesses claimed that there was plenty of space on the vehicle and other customers were allowed to keep their bags with them.
A group of women sitting nearby were ‘making their feelings very obvious’, according to bystanders.
A National Express employee then boarded the bus and asked the man to leave and wait for the next coach instead.
Student Rebekah Makinde said she was ‘truly appalled’ by the behaviour of her fellow passengers who effectively forced the man off.
‘As soon as he got on the coach, the women at the front were just silent and staring at him,’ she said. ‘They were making their feelings very obvious.
‘As soon as the man sat down, one of the women
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