Essex bus driver sentenced for disabled boy assault
A driver of a bus carrying severely disabled children in Essex has been sentenced for grabbing and shoving a 14-year-old passenger.
Alan Ketley, 63, of Collingwood Road in Colchester, pulled the boy from the minibus in the Braintree area after he allegedly caused disruption.
He then forced the boy into a bush, Chelmsford magistrates heard.
Ketley, who was convicted of assault at an earlier hearing, was told he must complete 40 hours of unpaid work.
The court heard he had been driving severely disabled children to school for two and a half years.
The magistrates told Ketley they understood his job had not been an easy one.
He must also pay £100 compensation and prosecution costs.