Published On: Mon, Jul 28th, 2014 on 1:14 pm

Man arrested after stealing and driving bus in Wakefield

Stolen Wakefield Bus

A man has been arrested following an incident where a bus was stolen and driven around in Wakefield.

The incident took place on Sunday, when a single-decker DAF Holland bus was reported missing from the Arriva Yorkshire bus depot on Barnsley Road in Wakefield at 9:45pm.

The vehicle was spotted by traffic officers who followed it from a safe distance.

The bus collided with a number of parked vehicles on Ledger Lane, and caused minor damage to a 4×4 police car before it was stopped.

Officers deployed specialist equipment to bring it to a safe and controlled stop on Ledger Lane at 10:18pm.

A 34-year-old male was arrested at the scene and the bus was removed from Ledger Lane and taken back to the depot.

No-one was reported hurt or injured from the incident.

Inspector Ian Williams from Wakefield Central NPT said: “Our officers spotted the bus very quickly after it was first reported stolen. It was driven at slow speed around Wakefield city centre for a short amount of time until it was successfully brought to a standstill.

“It was driven into a couple of stationary vehicles on the street, but thankfully no-one was hurt. We are appealing to anyone who may have any information about this incident to contact us on 101.”

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- Hasan is the founder and editor-in chief of the Yorkshire Standard. A BA Hons graduate from the University of Huddersfield, he has over four years of experience in newspapers, magazines and radio.

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