Police make two arrests following Buckingham bus incident

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Two men have been arrested following a public order incident on a bus last Wednesday (13/10), according to Thames Valley Police.

A 25 year-old man and a 26 year-old man, both from Peterborough, were both arrested on suspicion of using threatening or abusive words to cause fear or alarm, and resisting arrest following the incident.

They have been released under investigation.

Last Wednesday, between 5pm and 5.56pm a teenage girl got on the X5 Cambridge to Oxford bus at Milton Keynes bus station and sat on the top deck of the bus.

The police have said that the two men were already on the bus and were being loud and anti-social.

The victim asked the two men to stop, due to the distress it was causing to the other passengers.

The two suspects refused, instead verbally abusing the teenage girl using derogatory language before making sexual threats to her.

As the bus approached Buckingham, the victim went downstairs to the bus driver, who advised her to get off at the next stop before he himself spoke to the two men, being abused too.

The victim got off the bus at Buckingham High Street, but the two men followed her off the bus and abused her once again.

The girl called the police and upon their arrival the two men were arrested.

During the arrest, the suspects tried to resist, with one kicking and spitting at the police officers as they continued to abuse members of the public.

No one was injured in the incident.

Investigating officer PC Ross Acland, based at Aylesbury police station, said: “The behaviour of these men caused distress to the victim and those on the bus.

“We have arrested two men in connection with this incident, but we are appealing for the public’s assistance in our investigation.

“We would ask anyone who was on the X5 bus between Milton Keynes and Buckingham High Street, to please get in touch if they witnessed this incident.

“Additionally we are also asking for anyone with information in relation to the incident on Buckingham High Street, where the two men continued to abuse the victim, to come forward.

“Anyone with information should call 101 or go online quoting reference 43210462267.”

Image source: MK Citizen

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