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Dundee bus driver sacked after 'fake attack'

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Image caption The bus driver has now been sacked by Travel Dundee

A bus driver has been sacked after allegedly hitting himself on the head with a rock and then reporting that he had been attacked.

Shaun Cashley, 27, told police he had been struck on the side of his head by a stone while driving his bus in Dundee on 29 July.

He has now been sacked by National Express-owned Travel Dundee after an internal investigation.

It is understood that Tayside Police are also investigating the incident.

CCTV footage

The force issued an appeal in July describing how Mr Cashley had had a "narrow escape" after the incident on the 28/29 service as he was preparing to let a passenger off the bus.

The "attack" happened on Dundee's Lochee bypass as he approached the roundabout junction with South Road at about 2130 BST.

But Mr Cashley was suspended when it emerged he may have fabricated the story.

It is understood the suspension came after managers reviewed CCTV footage of the incident.

A spokeswoman for Travel Dundee said the company had now concluded its inquiry.

"Following an internal investigation, the driver no longer works for the company as a result of his actions during the incident," she said.

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