POLICE are appealing for witnesses to an incident on a bus after a male passenger died six days after falling to the floor when it braked suddenly.

It was reported that a man in his 70s was travelling on a First bus between Bradford on Avon and Trowbridge between 7pm and 9.30pm on Tuesday, October 17 when the driver was forced to brake.

The man fell to the floor sustaining an injury to his head and arm. It is believed he didn't seek medical help at the time.

However, he went to see his local GP on Monday, October 23 because he was feeling unwell. He was then admitted to the Royal United Hospital in Bath where he died that evening.

PC Mark Cargill from the Wiltshire Roads Policing Unit said: "We would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident on the bus on October 17- perhaps you travelling on it or were nearby when this happened. If you can help with our enquiries in any way, please contact me."

If you can help with the police with their enquiries please contact PC Mark Cargill on 101 or anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.

Following the police appeal, First West of England Managing Director James Freeman said: "As soon as Wiltshire Police informed us we immediately launched an investigation into the reported incident to understand precisely what happened.”

“On behalf of everyone at First West of England, the company wishes to pay its condolences to the family and friends of the deceased at this sad time. Please know that we will do whatever we can to establish what happened as quickly as possible. We are deeply shocked.”