Essex

Harlow bus firm Roadrunner sacks driver over 'handheld device'

driver apparently using a mobile telephone while driving a bus
Image caption Roadrunner Coaches said it believed the driver was checking a ticket machine module

A bus driver filmed apparently using a handheld device while driving a coach has been sacked.

Cyclist Dave Sherry captured the footage of the bus in motion on a helmet-mounted camera two weeks ago in Harlow, Essex.

Roadrunner, the coach firm involved, denied its driver was using a mobile telephone.

But a spokesman for the firm said the driver's conduct was unacceptable and confirmed he had been dismissed.

It said the driver was using a handheld ticket device when he was filmed by Mr Sherry, himself a bus driver in London.

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