Schoolboys ‘sorry’ over bus damage

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TWO schoolboys have written to a bus company to apologise after ripping up seats on their school run.

Large rips and slashes were found on an East Yorkshire Motor Services bus used to take pupils to and from Sydney Smith School in Anlaby, near Hull.

Two possible offenders were quickly identified following a joint investigation between police, the school and the bus company, and they admitted causing the damage when questioned.

The boys, aged 14 and 13, have now offered to help pay for the repairs and have personally delivered a written apology.

They were also reprimanded by police and given a warning about their behaviour.

PC Andy White, from Kirkella Police Station, said patrols would, however, be increased: “My team want to send a strong message out to anyone who uses public transport that this type of mindless damage will not be tolerated.

“In view of this and in the run up to Christmas, special constables from the Kirkella Police Station will be travelling on the buses to cut out this type of criminal act.”

He added: “The school are fully aware of this and support us in trying to tackle this issue.”