Bus driver threatened during attempted robbery in Corby

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A bus driver was threatened by a passenger who demanded money from him.

The attempted armed robbery took place on Tuesday (April 16) shortly after the driver had collected passengers from Newland Street, Kettering, at about 10.10pm, including a man who had been drinking at the bus stop.

The bus then arrived at George Street, Corby, at about 10.30pm, at which point all the passengers got off the bus, except the man who had previously been drinking.

A police spokesman said: “The man approached the driver and demanded money.

“When the driver refused, he threatened him.

“The driver alerted the offender to CCTV on the bus and attempted to drive the bus to the police station, at which point the offender got off the bus.

“Nothing was stolen and no-one was injured.”

The offender was white, aged mid-20s to early 30s, 5ft 10in, of medium build, with an English accent and wore a beige jacket with a metal bar sticking out of the pocket.

Witnesses to this incident, or anyone with information about it, can call Northamptonshire Police on 101 or information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.