Police in Exmouth are hunting an attacker who randomly stabbed a bus driver in Budleigh Salterton.
The incident occurred at around 8.20pm yesterday in South Farm Road, in Budleigh Salterton.
The driver, a man, aged, in his mid 50s was out of the Stagecoach bus at the time when he was approached by a man who assaulted him in a completely unprovoked attack, sustaining a stab wound to his right thigh.
The offender then ran off.
The victim was taken to the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital where the knife was removed, and he remains recovering in hospital overnight.
The offender is described as being a white man, over 25 years of age, with dark shoulder length hair, slim to medium build and wearing a olive green parker style, knee length jacket.
Police are keen to hear from anyone who has any information regarding this incident and ask that they contact them on 101 quoting police reference KE/12/2499.