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Glasgow bus driver arrested for allegedly shouting homophobic slurs at two passengers

Joseph McCormick June 18, 2016

A bus driver in Glasgow, Scotland, has been accused of shouting anti-gay slurs at a gay passengers, and has been arrested.

The man, a bus driver for McGill, was alleged to have verbally abused two 20-year-old passengers on Friday 10 June.

The couple say the driver swore at them, and then barred them from the bus.

They said they had endured anti-gay slurs during one journey and then confronted the driver as they alighted.

They said they were barred by the same driver a few days later.

STV confirmed with police that a 46-year-old man was arrested for alleged threatening or abusive behaviour, which is a criminal offence under Scottish law.

A spokesperson said: “We can confirm that on the 17th June a 46-year-old man was arrested in connection with an alleged offence under section 38 of the Criminal Justice and Licensing Act 2010 which is alleged to have occurred in Peat Road, in Pollok, on June 10.

“A report will be sent to the procurator fiscal.”

Meanwhile in the US, a bus driver is being investigated after she refused to drive a man to work because she thought he “looked gay”.

Last year in Calgary, a bus driver who claimed it was against his religion to drive a rainbow bus said he had been sacked.

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