A THUG headbutted a 92-year-old man on a bus – because the pensioner asked him to move a pushchair so he could sit down.

Detectives revealed the shocking details about the attack in the hope they will get witnesses to come forward and identify the yob responsible. Det Sgt Peter McCormack of Billericay CID said: “This attack was horrific. The man was 92 years old. He shouldn’t have to ask a young man to move a pushchair so he can sit down, the young man should have offered to move. It is just disgusting behaviour.”

The pensioner had boarded the number eight bus at Stacey’s Corner in Pitsea.

As he got on board, the man asked his attacker to move a pushchair, which was blocking an empty seat in front, so he could sit down.

Instead the man refused and began verbally abusing the 92-year-old.

As the victim made his way to another seat, the thug continued to hurl abuse.

But, in a shocking twist only just revealed by police, he got up from his seat, and headbutted the victim.

The man suffered multiple cuts to his face, nose and cheek and is now recovering at home following the shock of his ordeal.

Detectives are appealing for other passengers on the bus – which travels from Pitsea Broadway via Basildon and Laindon before heading back to Pitsea – to come forward.

The attacker is described as white, aged about 25, 6ft tall, with short mousy hair. He wore a light blue jacket and jeans and was with a woman, believed to be in her fifties, with long blonde hair who was pushing a buggy with a young child in.

Witnesses to the attack, which happened at 9.30am on Friday, can contact Billericay CID on 0300 3334444.