Stolen bus taken on joyride through Wakefield city centre

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A joyrider stole a single decker bus and took it on a drive through Wakefield.

Police caught up with the bus on Westgate as it headed towards the city centre on Sunday night.

The driver refused to stop the bus so police deployed stingers to burst its tyres to stop it.

Acting Sergeant Chris Raby said: “Thankfully, incidents such as these a rare. Unfortunately, some unattended vehicles parked at the roadside were damaged, but nobody was hurt. The suspect was arrested at the scene and will be interviewed in due course for all of the offences.”

The bus was recovered and the road reopened shortly after.

Enquiries are ongoing.

Anyone with any information can contact West Yorkshire Police on 101.