TFL. Every journey matters…

Omar Okai, a theatre director, claims he was kicked off a London bus after its driver launched a vile racist and homophobic tirade at him and his boyfriend.

Mr Okai said the “humiliating” incident happened after he had enjoyed an evening out with his boyfriend in central London on Friday, and the couple were left “shocked and disgusted” after the driver challenged them with an apparently innuendo-laden remark after they boarded the bus.

Mr Okai, from Bethnal Green, alleged that the driver told them: “I bet you like it in the backdoor” during the confrontation near Tottenham Court Road station. Mr Okai and his Spanish partner Juan Salas Carranza have now formally complained to Transport for London and the police over the alleged incident.