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A Man Stole A Double-Decker Bus And Went On A 7-Mile Joyride Through London

Police have released a CCTV image of the suspect.

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Police are searching for a man who stole a double-decker bus and went driving through the streets of southeast London last month.


The man stole the bus and drove it on a seven-mile trip that is estimated to have taken 20 minutes to complete.

The Metropolitan police said that the double-decker bus was stolen on 15 September from a bus depot in Orpington, and found in Croydon.

The man was caught on CCTV driving the bus. Here's the image police have released:

Metropolitan police

This is the police's statement about the incident:

On Saturday 15 September at around 09:15hrs, a man entered the Farnborough Hill bus depot in Orpington and drove off in a double-decker bus.

The man then drove the bus through Farnborough Village, along Farnborough Common, and turned into Croydon Road. He continued into Glebe Way, Wickham Court Road, Wickham Road, Bridle Road, Broom Road, and into Shrublands Avenue in Shirley. The man then parked at a bus stop and walked off.

Around £500 of damage was caused to the bus during the journey, after it scraped along a wall.

Anyone with any information should contact PC Paul Bridgland at Bromley's Safer Transport Team on 200 8284 8714 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.