UPDATE: Bus stolen in Wakefield - man in custody

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A man has been arrested on suspicion of stealing a bus and driving it around Wakefield city centre.

The DAF Holland bus was reported missing from the Arriva Yorkshire bus depot on Barnsley Road, at 9.45pm on Sunday night.

Traffic officers spotted the single-decker and began to follow it from a safe distance.

The bus smashed into several parked cars and a police 4x4 vehicle before it was brought to stop on Ledger Lane, in Outwood just before 10.20pm.

Police used stingers to burst the tyres of the stolen bus to bring it to a safe and controlled stop.

A 34 year old man was arrested at the scene.

The bus was later taken back to the depot.

Inspector Ian Williams of Central neighbourhood police team said: “Our officers spotted the bus very quickly after it was first reported stolen. It was driven at slow speed around Wakefield city centre for a short amount of time until it was successfully brought to a standstill.

“It was driven into a couple of stationary vehicles on the street, but thankfully no-one was hurt. We are appealing to anyone who may have any information about this incident to contact us on 101.”