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School bus driver faces trial over Newton-on-Ouse flood rescue

Graham Jones Image copyright PA
Image caption Graham Jones pleaded not guilty at York Crown Court to dangerous driving

A school bus driver will face trial after 26 children were rescued from flood water.

Graham Jones, 43, is accused of dangerous driving after a bus became stranded between Newton-on-Ouse and Tollerton on 5 January.

The bus was transporting children to Easingwold School.

Mr Jones, of Linton Woods Lane, Linton-on-Ouse, will stand trial at York Crown Court on 8 December.

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Image caption The bus became trapped in flood water between Newton-on-Ouse and Tollerton

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