Bus driver suspended over ‘stun gun’ charge

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A bus driver has been charged with possession of a stun gun-like weapon after he allegedly threatened a passenger with it.

The incident took place at Ardwell Lane, Greenleys on board the number 4 Arriva bus following a dispute over a fare.

The driver, Stephen Husband, was arrested shortly afterwards in Two Mile Ash at 8.16pm on Tuesday evening.

The 54-year-old, from Leighton Buzzard, has since been charged by Milton Keynes Police with possession of a weapon for the discharge of liquid/gas/electrical incapacitation device/thing. He has also been suspended by Arriva pending an internal investigation.

Managing director for Arriva the Shires, Paul Adcock, said: “We can confirm that an incident occurred on a route 4 bus on March 12 following a fare dispute. The driver has been suspended while a full investigation is carried out.

“We would like to make it clear that we do not condone this behaviour and are treating the matter with the utmost seriousness.”

Mr Husband has been granted police bail until March 27.