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Burnaby RCMP Cpl. Alexandra Mulvihill says police are recommending charges against two teens after a bus driver was assaulted Thursday. ((CBC))

Two 15-year-old boys are facing charges of assault causing bodily harm after a bus driver in Burnaby, B.C., was repeatedly beaten, police said Friday.

The Coast Mountain Bus Company reported to police about 3:35 p.m. Thursday that one of its transit drivers had been assaulted, Burnaby RCMP said.

Police and emergency personnel went to the scene at 6th Street and 17th Avenue and found a bus driver, 23, suffering from head injuries, Cpl. Alexandra Mulvihill said in a news release.

Police were told that two teenage boys travelling on the bus got off at a bus stop but kicked the vehicle door. When the bus driver confronted the pair, he was hit repeatedly in the head.

The bus driver was taken to hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Burnaby RCMP arrested two teens Thursday night, Mulvihill said.

"Both have been released to their parents and will appear in court at a later date to face the recommend charge of assault causing bodily harm," she said.

"Neither of the males are known to police."

Police are asking any one who witnessed of the alleged assault to come forward.