Teenage boy, 15, charged with murder following death of bus driver

The 15-year-old boy appeared at Elgin Sheriff Court on Monday and made no plea.

Teenage boy, 15, charged with murder of Stagecoach bus driver Keith Rollinson in Elgin Police Scotland

A teenage boy has been charged with murder following the death of a bus driver at a station in Moray.

Emergency services were called to the St Giles Road area in Elgin at around 10.40pm on Friday night, after receiving reports of an alleged assault.

Stagecoach bus driver Keith Rollinson, 58, was taken to Dr Gray’s Hospital in Elgin, where he later died.

The 15-year-old boy was arrested and later charged in connection with Mr Rollinson’s death.

On Monday, he appeared at Elgin Sheriff Court charged with the murder of the 58-year-old.

He made no plea and was committed for further examination and remanded in custody until his next appearance, which is set to take place in the next eight days.

Stagecoach said it was “shocked and saddened” by incident, which led to the closure of Elgin bus station and the cancellation of numerous services.

A spokesperson for Stagecoach North Scotland said: “We are shocked and saddened by this news and our immediate thoughts are with the family and friends of our driver who has sadly passed away.

“Safety is our number one priority and incidents like this are extremely rare. We are doing everything we can to support our colleagues and our driver’s family as well as assisting the police in their investigation.”

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