Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Sheffield bus driver stabbing: Teenager appears in court

A police officer at the scene
Image caption The bus driver was taken to hospital with serious injuries

A teenage boy has appeared in court after a bus driver was stabbed in the centre of Sheffield.

Police said the 17-year-old was arrested following a series of incidents on Sunday.

He appeared before Sheffield Magistrates' Court charged with robbery, attempted robbery, wounding with intent and affray.

The boy, who cannot be named, was remanded in custody and will appear at the city's crown court on 22 October.

The 40-year-old bus driver was treated in hospital and is recovering at home.

He was injured on Arundel Gate at 13:50 BST and was helped by members of the public before being taken to hospital with serious injuries.

His employer, First Bus, said they were supporting the driver and his family "at this distressing time".

South Yorkshire Police said the charges of robbery, attempted robbery and affray relate to incidents which took place in the two hours prior to the bus driver being stabbed.

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