Edinburgh bus attack: 14 year-old charged in connection with assault of a bus driver in North West Edinburgh

Police have confirmed that a 14-year-old boy has been charged in relation to assaulting a bus driver in the North West of Edinburgh.

Thursday, 11th March 2021, 2:06 pm
The incident happened on Drum Brae Drive on Friday March, 5 after a group of youths attempted “to tamper with the bus” (Photo: Google Maps).
The incident happened on Drum Brae Drive on Friday March, 5 after a group of youths attempted “to tamper with the bus” (Photo: Google Maps).

On Friday March, 5 on Drum Brae Drive a group of youths attempted “to tamper with the bus”, according to Police Scotland.

The driver left the vehicle in order to stop them.

The assault against the Edinburgh driver appears to have happened when he got out of his vehicle to confront the youths.

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Police Scotland said: “The incident happened on Friday, 5 March, on Drum Brae Drive after a group of youths attempted to tamper with the bus, causing the driver to leave the vehicle in order to stop them.”

The news follows after a 15 year-old boy was charged last week when another Edinburgh bus driver was injured during an attack by a group of youths.

Following a series anti-social behaviour incidents on and around buses in the Capital, Edinburgh police have set up Operation Proust in partnership with Lothian buses to tackle this abusive behaviour. Chief Inspector Sarah Taylor of Drylaw Police Station said: “Part of Operation Proust is to educate young people on the dangers of bus related antisocial behaviour, and I ask that parents and carers remind their children and young people how dangerous tampering with the engine of a bus can be.

“I’d like to thank the local community for their assistance with this matter and reassure people that we have increased patrols in place to keep staff and passengers safe and we will investigate all possible lines of enquiry to identify those responsible.”

Lothian Buses has been contacted for comment.

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