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Bus driver sentence sends 'clear warning to drivers'

North Yorkshire Police has released a statement after a bus driver, who drove a bus carrying school children into flood water near Tollerton, North Yorkshire despite warning signs, has been jailed for 12 months.

A police spokeswoman said:

"The outcome of this case reflects the gravity of the situation, the potential consequences, and how serious the court took this incident. It should send a clear warning to drivers not to ignore road closure signs that are put in place to protect people, and to heed the dangers of driving through flood water."

– North Yorkshire Police spokeswoman
Police arriving at the scene Credit: North Yorkshire Police

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Cloudy with outbreaks of mostly light rain and drizzle extending east, persisting through the day, although there will be some drier interludes.

Extensive low cloud on hills.

Mild and breezy. Maximum Temperature 13 °C.

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