CCTV images have been released after a bus driver was violently assaulted.

The suspect boarded a route 266 bus at Cricklewood Broadway at 6.30pm on Tuesday, November 12 without paying for a ticket.

When the driver went upstairs, the man became abusive and chased the driver downstairs before kicking his cab door, which hit him in the head and injured him.

The driver was taken to hospital and received stitches to a cut on his head.

Police believe the suspect is a black man, who was wearing a light coloured baseball cap and a black jacket.

Anyone with information is urged to call the police.