Tayside and Central Scotland

Forfar pupils injured in minibus crash

Three children have been injured after a minibus carrying 14 schoolchildren went off the road in Forfar, Angus.

Tayside Police said several other children were suffering from shock.

The Mercedes Sprinter minibus, operated by JP Coaches, was carrying pupils from Forfar Academy and Langlands Primary School.

It went off the road as the driver was crossing the roundabout near Orchardbank Industrial Estate shortly after 1600 GMT.

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A police spokeswoman said: "Emergency services were quickly in attendance and three children were treated at the scene by ambulance personnel for minor injuries.

"One sustained a bump to the head, one was treated for a minor cut on their head, and another was complaining of muscular pain.

"All left in the company of their parents after treatment."

The remaining uninjured children have also been collected and taken home.

The spokeswoman said police officers were still at the scene and an investigation had begun into the cause of the incident.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact police.

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