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Man who died in Elgin Bus Station incident confirmed as Stagecoach driver

By Ewan Malcolm

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A 58-year-old man who died after an incident at Elgin Bus Station on Friday evening has been confirmed as a Stagecoach driver.

A 15-year-old has been arrested in connection with the incident. Picture: Daniel Forsyth
A 15-year-old has been arrested in connection with the incident. Picture: Daniel Forsyth

A 15-year-old has been arrested in connection with the incident while enquiries are ongoing.

A forensics team arrived on the scene earlier today and the station itself remains cordoned off with police in attendance.

Stagecoach say they are "shocked and saddened" by the news and added that they are doing all they can to support colleagues and the driver's family at this time.

A spokesperson 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."

Moray MSP Richard Lochhead has also offered his condolences.

Mr Lochhead said: "My thoughts are with the bus driver’s loved ones and friends and it goes without saying that the local community is shocked by this tragic and horrific incident.

“This will also be an incredibly difficult time for everyone at the local Stagecoach depot.

"Everyone working on our local buses provide an essential service and should be able to return home safe and well from their shift.

“I’ve been in touch with the police and the bus company.

"In the meantime, my thoughts are very much with everyone affected.”

That sentiment was echoed by Moray MP Douglas Ross who added: "My thoughts are with the family, friends, and colleagues of the bus driver who lost his life after this truly appalling and heart-breaking incident.

"People across Moray are shocked and saddened by this incident, but I know that people will rally round those affected by this tragedy.

“It goes without saying that no one should ever lose their life at work whilst serving their community.”

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