Parklife festival goers 'hijacked' pink party bus and crashed into two teenagers

A pink party bus was hijacked by music festival goers Credit: MEN Media

A pink party bus was hijacked by two young men - before smashing into two teenage boys.

The culprits, believed to be in their 20s, were seen climbing onto the roof of the vehicle in Whitefield, Greater Manchester before one of them took the wheel and sped off with around 20 people on board.

They then abandoned the vehicle after crashing it and were apparently pictured at Parklife festival in nearby Heaton Park later the same day.

Onlookers said they saw people clambering onto the roof of the bus as it pulled up near to the Besses o’th’ Barn tram stop on Sunday afternoon.

The coach driver was seen getting out and attempting to get the men off the roof.

While he was stood on the pavement one of the passengers jumped in the driver’s seat and sped away.

The bus was seen being driven erratically on Bury Old Road, heading towards Heaton Park in Higher Blackley, north Manchester, by a man aged in his early 20s.

The private hire vehicle veered off the road before mounting the kerb near a car park next to Prestwich Prepartory School, where a family was stood.

A 13-year-old boy and 16-year-old boy were hit but escaped serious injury. Witnesses said the vehicle narrowly missed a five-year-old girl.

The bus eventually came to a stop on Bury Old Road and man who had been driving ran off towards Heaton Park.

The 20 or so passengers on board also fled.

Greater Manchester Police said an investigation was underway.

A witness said:

A spokeswoman from Greater Manchester Police said: