Council working with Police and Lothian Buses after anti-social behaviour incident

Following last night’s incident of antisocial behaviour on the number 49 bus, leading to a restriction of service for a few hours to Rosewell, council officers met with Police Scotland and Lothian Buses.

Strong Police presence

Supported by the Midlothian Community Action Team, there will be increased Police patrols and high visibility community presence in and around Bonnyrigg, Rosewell and along the route over the weekend, to provide reassurance to our communities and bus drivers and passengers. The council has also installed CCTV at a specific point to assist identify perpetrators.

Lines of enquiry

Police are following positive lines of enquiry with regards to recent incidents of antisocial behaviour.

Zero tolerance approach

Lothian Buses acknowledges the inconvenience restricting services causes for our communities but the safety of drivers and passengers is paramount. Lothian Buses operates a zero tolerance approach to antisocial behaviour and will work in partnership with Midlothian Council and Police Scotland to challenge and deter any instances of disruptive behaviour.

1 Jul 2022