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Shocking moment British tourist attacks a bus driver with pepper spray in Sydney because he was told

A Sydney bus driver has been sprayed in the face at least six times with what's believed to be capsicum spray in an attack described by police as "despicable".

Daily Mail reports that, The State Transit Authority bus had stopped on Oxford Street in Surry Hills about 10.40pm Thursday evening when the man, believed to be English, tried to enter the bus.

However, the driver, 38, stopped him from boarding, explaining the bus was full and he'd have to wait for the next one to arrive.

But police allege the man refused to leave, sitting on the dash of the bus and abusing the driver - before spraying him in the face with a chemical agent believed to be capsicum or pepper spray and running away.

The spray is being examined but police are saying the symptoms the driver experienced were consistent with those of capsicum spray, Daily Mail reported.

Wayne Potter the State Transit head of safety said, the 38-year-old man is in shock after the incident but is in good shape and is back at work.

He said there has been an escalation in anti-social behaviour on buses which 'needs to stop'.

'This sort of behaviour is just outrageous,' he told reporters on Friday.

Troy Grant NSW Police Minister said, it was 'unacceptable behaviour' and urged the man to hand himself in to police.

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My view: He's such a despicable human being.

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