Man jailed for stealing bus after police track footprints in the snow

A stagecoach bus Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Archive/Press Association Images

A man from Nottinghamshire has been jailed for four months for stealing a bus.

29-year-old Scott Dowdall took a Stagecoach bus from a depot on Sutton Road after a night out in March. He then abandoned it and police were able to track him down - by following his footprints in the snow.

The bus was left blocking the road and the cab smelled of alcohol.

Dowdall pleaded guilty to taking a vehicle without consent, failing to provide a sample and driving while being disqualified.

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Man jailed for stealing bus

A man from Nottinghamshire has been jailed for four months for stealing a bus. Police tracked him down by following his footprints in the snow.