Anti-social behaviour on buses: 15-year-old boy charged in connection with verbal abuse to bus driver and spitting on his bus in Lothian

Police Scotland has confirmed that a teenage boy has been charged in connection with an incident involving verbal abuse and spitting on a bus in East Lothian.

Thursday, 15th April 2021, 12:38 pm
Updated Thursday, 15th April 2021, 1:08 pm
A youth has been charged after police received a report on April 12 of a bus driver being verbally abused and his bus spat at whilst stopped on Newbigging in Musselburgh  (Photo: Google Maps).
A youth has been charged after police received a report on April 12 of a bus driver being verbally abused and his bus spat at whilst stopped on Newbigging in Musselburgh (Photo: Google Maps).

Police received a report on April 12 of a bus driver being verbally abused and his bus spat at whilst stopped on Newbigging in Musselburgh.

Following an enquiry, a 15- year-old male youth has now been identified and charged in relation to the incident.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Any incidents of abuse culminating to criminal conduct aimed towards bus drivers will be investigated thoroughly by Police Scotland and the persons responsible charged and reported accordingly.”

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The news comes following a string of reports of anti-social behaviour on buses in the Lothian area.

In Edinburgh, an investigation has been launched by the police after a group of youths smashed a bus window, prompting the suspension of services in the area.

A spate of antisocial behaviour saw Lothian Buses cancel all of their services after 7pm back in March.

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