Appeal for witnesses following fatal bus incident

(Last Updated On: June 11, 2019)

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses following a fatal incident involving a bus in Newton Abbot on Friday.

The incident happened on Friday 7th June, emergency services were called to reports of a traffic incident which resulted in a bus performing an emergency stop.

Passenger, 80-year-old John Tucker, from Topsham, sustained a serious injury and sadly passed away in hospital a short time later.

Specialist officers from the Devon and Cornwall’s Alliance Roads Policing Team attended along with a Forensic Collision Investigator and Scene of Crime Officer.

A police spokesperson: “There were a number of passengers on the bus who present at the time of the incident and did not speak to officers at the scene. We’re really keen to speak to those individuals, who may have witnessed the incident, as they may have information which may be vital to our investigation.”

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision and anyone with information to contact police on 101 quoting log 444 7/6/19

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