Teen charged after driver attacked trying to protect bus

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A 14-year-old boy has been charged in relation to an assault on a bus driver in Edinburgh.

The number 26 bus was travelling along Drum Brae Drive towards Corstorphine Hill at about 10pm on Friday, March 5.

A group of youths attempted to tamper with the bus, the police said, and the driver exited the vehicle to try and stop them before the alleged assault took place.

Chief Inspector Sarah Taylor, of Drylaw Police Station, said: “We have set up Operation Proust in partnership with Lothian Buses to tackle antisocial behavior on and around buses in Edinburgh.

“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.”

Source: STV News