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Bus driver dies after assault at station in Moray

 (PA Archive)
(PA Archive)

A bus driver has died following an assault at a station in Elgin, Moray.

Stagecoach North said it was “shocked and saddened” at the death of one of its drivers overnight.

A 15-year-old has been arrested following the death of the 58-year-old man.

A spokeswoman for Stagecoach North Scotland said: “We are shocked and saddened by this news and our immediate thoughts are with the family and friends of our driver who has sadly passed away.

Safety is our number one priority and incidents like this are extremely rare.

“We are doing everything we can to support our colleagues and our driver’s family as well as assisting the police in their investigation.”

Elgin bus station was closed on Saturday as police investigated the incident, with operator Stagecoach Bluebird cancelling a number of services.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “Around 10.40pm on Friday February 2, police were called to the St Giles Road area of Elgin following a report of the assault of a 58-year-old man.

Emergency services attended, and the man was taken to Dr Gray’s Hospital in Elgin where he later died.

“A 15-year-old male youth has been arrested in connection with the incident and inquiries are continuing.”