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Man in court over Aberdeen bus 'theft and reckless drive'

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Media captionThe bus collided with other vehicles

A 26-year-old man has appeared in court charged with stealing and driving away a bus from an Aberdeen depot.

Hans Reid appeared at the city's sheriff court after the bus was taken from Aberdeen Bus Station on Saturday night.

He made no plea or declaration and was remanded in custody.

The charges included theft and culpable and reckless driving. He was also charged with a number of road traffic offences.

These included offences relating to driving under the influence of drink or drugs, having no licence, no insurance and failing to stop.

Mr Reid was also charged with assaulting a police officer, vandalism and failing to give his details.

The bus was reported to have collided with other vehicles. No-one was injured.

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Image caption The incident happened on Saturday night
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Image caption The bus was said to have been taken from the bus station in Aberdeen