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    There's been a spate of attacks on Auckland Transport staff since moving to Alert Level 4

    There's been a spate of attacks on Auckland Transport staff since moving to Alert Level 4

    Sixteen incidents involving abuse or aggression towards staff have been recorded so far.

    That includes an assault on a bus driver by three youths, with one allegedly trying to gouge out the 69-year-old's eye.

    Mayor Phil Goff says it's appalling someone should be attacked while doing their job as an essential worker.

    He says staff deserve our respect and appreciation for the vital role they play within our community.

    AT's Chief Executive Shane Ellison says it's a disgrace to see an increase in this behaviour.

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