Man steals double decker bus for joyride through London suburb

Ruth Doherty
Man steals double decker bus for joyride through London suburb
Man steals double decker bus for joyride through London suburb





Police have released a CCTV image of a man they believe stole a double decker bus and took it on a seven-mile joyride through south east London.

According to the Evening Standard, a man took the Metrobus vehicle from Farnborough Hill bus depot in Orpington on the morning of 15 September.

He then went on a trip from Orpington to Croydon before abandoning the vehicle at a bus stop on Shrublands Avenue in Shirley and walking off.

ITV News reports that the bus now needs £500 of repairs after the driver scraped a wall with the side of the vehicle.

Meanwhile, back in August we reported how a drunk man stole a £300,000 bus before taking it on a joyride in scenes that were described as being like "a Hollywood movie".

Stephen Pope stole a bus from the Wakefield bus station on 27 July, and was pursued by police as he took it on a joyride through town, reports the Yorkshire Evening Post.

He reportedly crashed into parked cars, drove in the path of oncoming vehicles, and caused £2,000 worth of damage.

Leeds Crown Court also heard he rammed a police car that pulled in front of his path in an attempt to stop him.

Pope, of Peterson Road, Eastmoor, Wakefield, pleaded guilty to two offences of aggravated vehicle taking, two of driving while disqualified, three of having no insurance, drink driving and taking a vehicle without the owner's consent.

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