Toddler pricked by syringe on bus

23 October 2018, 17:10 | Updated: 23 October 2018, 17:12

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An investigation has been launched after a toddler was pricked by a syringe on a bus.

The alarm was raised at around 1.40pm on Monday about the incident involving a three-year-old girl on board a Number 61 First Bus service in Glasgow.

It is understood the needle had been left on the seat and she was pricked by mistake.

She was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and released after treatment.

Officer say extensive enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances and police want to speak to anyone who was on board the bus around the time of the incident.

Detective Sergeant Colin MacRitchie said: "It is important that we speak to anyone who was travelling on the Number 61 bus between 11am and 1.20pm yesterday.

"No matter whether you think you have any information or not, we would like to hear from you as part of our enquiries."

John Gorman, head of operations for First Glasgow, added: "I can confirm that we are currently conducting an internal investigation into an incident that occurred on our 61 service this afternoon.

"We will assist Police Scotland with any enquiries into the incident provide them with anything they need to aid with catching those responsible for this horrible act including the CCTV that was available on the bus at the time of the incident.

"I would like to praise our driver for his swift actions and professional handling of this incident.

"Our thoughts are with the family after such a traumatic experience. Incidents of this nature are extremely rare on our services, and the safety of our staff and passengers is of paramount importance to us."