A 13-year-old has been charged after a bus driver was allegedly attacked and sustained a head injury while on duty.

Police rushed to the scene yesterday (Tuesday, April 2) in Paisley town centre after being alerted to an incident on the number 61 McGill’s service.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "Around 8.45pm on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, police were called to a report that a bus driver had been allegedly assaulted on a bus on Gauze Street, Paisley.

"He sustained a head injury during the assault but did not require hospital treatment at the time.

"A 13-year-old male youth has been charged in connection with the incident.

“Enquiries are ongoing to trace a second person."

Earlier today we reported how the bus firm had condemned the “reprehensible attack” which saw one of its employees “assaulted with a glass bottle to the head.”

McGill’s also said the driver was "kicked in the back” during the shocking turn of events.

A spokesperson for the company thanked a passenger on board the bus who helped the driver during the incident.

The firm also expressed gratitude at the swift response of the police who attended the scene quickly.

They told the Gazette: “This is a reprehensible attack on one of our colleagues and McGill's Group will do everything it can to ensure that justice is brought to bear on those responsible."