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Bus Driver Gets Suspended Sentence

Wednesday June 26 2013

Barnsley Magistrates' Court Barnsley Magistrates' Court

A 65-YEAR-OLD bus driver has been given a suspended prison sentence for giving a 13-year-old passenger a note with 'I love you' written on it.

Stuart Ramsden, who has received a 16-week prison sentence, suspended for a year, passed the note to the schoolgirl, Barnsley Magistrates' Court was told.

Jayne Ormrod, prosecuting, said the note was in an empty pop bottle.

She said Ramsden, of Barugh Green, had made other comments to the girl.

She said the note and the remarks left the victim distressed.

Mrs Ormrod added: "After his arrest, Mr Ramsden denied ever making the comments. He said he had heard other children making similar remarks."

Gerard Casey, defending, said Ramsden had been a bus driver for 30 years and had now retired.

He said: "Mr Ramsden is distraught that this matter has come to court. It's not a pleasant offence. There has been no suggestion of repeated offending."

District Judge John Foster said: "You were in a position of trust and this was a gross breach of that trust.

"The repetitive nature of the comments made to this girl were totally and utterly unacceptable."

Ramsden, who admitted harassment without violence, was banned from contacting the girl for 12 months and ordered to pay £200 in costs.

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Reply Posted by Mb on Wednesday June 26 2013 at 11:01
Dirty old ba****d

Reply Posted by ergh on Wednesday June 26 2013 at 11:03
what a dirty old ****

Reply Posted by Disgusted on Wednesday June 26 2013 at 11:53
Dirty old f****r!!!!

Reply Posted by Nicky on Thursday June 27 2013 at 08:17
Disgusting. He ought to have served the sentence to teach him a lesson

Reply Posted by Dee on Thursday June 27 2013 at 08:27
Innocent till proven guilty !!!

Reply Posted by Katherine on Thursday June 27 2013 at 08:31
You can't really say innocent until proven guilty when he pleaded guilty...

Reply Posted by becky on Thursday June 27 2013 at 09:22
Theres a few pervy bus drivers theres 1 I no got sack frm1 bus n it then got tuk on by stagecoach

Reply Posted by dawn ainsworth on Thursday June 27 2013 at 15:20
becky don't talk such shit,

Reply Posted by dawn on Thursday June 27 2013 at 18:11
He probably was advised by his solicitor to plead not guilty as a way of securing a lesser sentance this is done

Reply Posted by allan machen on Thursday June 27 2013 at 20:46
theres crims that do wores things than that and just get a slap on the hand the uk law system stinks

Reply Posted by katy on Monday July 1 2013 at 00:29
dirty bastard!

Reply Posted by Swifty on Monday July 1 2013 at 00:41
People in a position of trusts as part of there job particular when dealing with children and all vulnerable members of our society's. that take advantage of the job and people should automatically go to prison and let the system and fellow prisoners look after them. They would sooner think twice.