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Buses banned from going to estate after spate of antisocial behaviour

Written by on 29/09/2020

A bus company is refusing to send any of its drivers to a Sheffield estate after a spate of antisocial behaviour.

After a fourth consecutive day of antisocial behaviour against First South Yorkshire and Stagecoach bus services in the Firth Park area of the city, the former announced it was withdrawing all services from the suburb until further notice.

In a statement posted yesterday, First South Yorkshire said: “For the safety of customers and staff, all services are now withdrawn until further notice from the Firth Park area.

“A fourth consecutive afternoon/evening of anti-social behaviour against both First & Stageocach services mean we are diverted as follows.”

The statement goes on to list the affected services and the diversions in place. These include 11 and 11A, 18, 32 and 32A, 75 and 76, and 95 and 95A.

First South Yorkshire adds that these measures “have been done in conjunction with our colleagues at Stagecoach”.

The firm also warns that the diversions in place may be repeated each evening this week.