Tayside and Central Scotland

Bus services suspended after stone attack

A Dundee travel company temporarily suspended three city bus services after its vehicles were pelted with stones by youths.

XPlore Dundee's 9, 10 and 53 services were withdrawn from operating in Lothian Crescent in Whitfield on Tuesday night.

The company said it made the decision as a result of the "extremely dangerous and totally unacceptable" incident.

It recently produced a film for schools about the dangers of throwing stones.

The bus services were restored by the company on Wednesday

An Xplore Dundee spokeswoman said: "In order to protect the safety of our customers and drivers, we took the decision to temporarily remove services from Lothian Crescent due to high levels of anti-social behaviour directed towards our vehicles."

Elsie Turbyne, the company's managing director said: "This type of aggressive and anti-social behaviour is extremely dangerous and totally unacceptable.

"Throwing stones at buses can severely injure people or cause a serious accident.

"We are not prepared to put our customers or staff in danger and will continue to review the safety of sending our vehicles into areas where we are experiencing sustained attacks."

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