A Mile Cross man has been fined following an altercation with a bus driver that happened earlier this year.  

Kevin Ramsbottom, of Lefroy Road, was arrested following an argument with a bus driver which led to him assaulting both the bus driver and a police officer in Bowers Avenue.  

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The incident unfolded on March 27 and the 45-year-old has subsequently appeared in court and admitted two charges.

A Norfolk police spokesman said: “Kevin Ramsbottom appeared at Norwich Magistrates Court on May 16, 2023. He pleaded guilty to both common assault and beating of an emergency worker.  

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“He has been sentenced to pay £200 in fines, £30 court costs and to pay a victim surcharge of £154 which contributes to public funds to support victims of crime.” 

Norwich Evening News: Chris Speed, operations director at First East of England Chris Speed, operations director at First East of England (Image: Newsquest)

Following the incident, the operations director at First Eastern Counties, Chris Speed, said: “One of our drivers was assaulted by a car driver who was aggravated over not being able to drive through a gap between the bus and parked vehicles.  

“We will not tolerate any violence or abusive behaviour towards any of our staff, as they should be able to do their job without fear of abuse.”