Yellow Buses reinstates evening services in West Howe

YELLOW BUSES (YB) is to reinstate evening services on a Bournemouth estate with immediate effect.

The bus company pulled services 5a, 5b and 2b from five roads in West Howe on Tuesday December 6 after five separate incidents when vehicle windows were damaged by missiles.

In the latest incident, on Monday December 5, a passenger was showered with glass.

The decision to reinstate services followed a Dorset Police announcement that four boys aged 14, 15, 15 and 17 have been arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage.

According to police. four catapults and a BB gun have been seized. The boys have been released on police bail until a later date while investigations continue.

A Yellow Buses spokesman said: “The decision to withdraw services is never taken lightly and is always a last resort.

“However, we are not prepared to tolerate the safety of our staff and passengers being put at risk as was the case here.

“Evening services have been reinstated but we will have no hesitation in removing them again if there is any recurrence of such irresponsible behaviour.”