Bus passenger killed in Newton Abbot emergency stop

The bus stopped on Newton Road Image copyright Daniel Clark
Image caption John Tucker, from Topsham, died after the bus suddenly stopped in Newton Abbot

An 80-year-old passenger died after the bus he was on made an emergency stop.

The double-decker was travelling along Newton Road in Newton Abbot, Devon, at about 14:14 BST on 7 June when it came to a sudden halt.

John Tucker, from Topsham, was seriously injured and airlifted to Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, where he later died.

Police are investigating the cause of the stop and would like to speak to anyone who was onboard.

"Our sympathies and best wishes are with the family of Mr Tucker who was injured while travelling on one of our buses," a spokeswoman from bus operator Stagecoach said.

She added the company had assisted police with their inquiries.

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