Bus Driver Arrest For 'Banning Gay Couple'

19 June 2016, 07:36

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A bus driver has been arrested over allegations he swore at a gay couple and banned them from his vehicle.

The incident is said to have taken place on Friday June 10 on board a McGill's bus in Peat Road in the Pollock area of Glasgow.

The male couple, both 20, allege the driver swore and told them "people like you'' should not be on the bus.

They are reported to have challenged the bus driver when alighting after sitting through the journey "in shock''.

The couple claim they were told that they were banned from using McGill's services and were prevented from boarding a bus by the same driver a few days later.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman confirmed a 46-year-old man had been arrested under legislation that covers homophobic abuse.

She said: "We can confirm that on June 17 a 46-year-old man was arrested in connection with an alleged offence contrary to section 38 of the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010 which is alleged to have occurred in Peat Road in Pollock on June 10.

"A report will be sent to the procurator fiscal.''

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