Nottingham

Man with paint 'denied bus ride' in Arnold

A man trying to board a Nottinghamshire bus said he was prevented from doing so as he was carrying new tins of paint.

Andrew Snell, from Basford, said it was "absolutely ridiculous" he had been prevented from boarding the Arnold bus.

David Astill from Nottingham City Transport said they were looking into the matter.

He said that there had been instances of paint being accidentally dropped in the past and drivers were allowed to use their discretion with such matters.

"We rely on our drivers to exercise discretion when dealing with issues such as this," he said.

"Over the years we have experienced instances of paint being accidentally dropped by passengers and spilling over the floor, on to seats and splashing other passengers."

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