Bus Taken From Colchester Depot

A teenager has been charged with drunkenly driving a bus out of a depot in Colchester.

Essex Police were called after reports that a single-decker bus had been driven away from the depot in Magdalen Street.

The vehicle was stopped by officers about 20 minutes later at Avon Way.

Ashley Barrell 19, of Charles Pell Road, Colchester, was charged with aggravated vehicle taking, drink-driving, driving without a licence and driving with no insurance.

He was bailed to appear at Colchester Magistrates' Court on September 9.