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A BUS STROP; Driver who pushed 'annoying' passenger off admits assault rap.

Byline: David Love

A BUS driver shoved a passenger off his vehicle for slagging his driving.

Roy Sweeney snapped after a punter's persistent gripes, a court heard yesterday.

Sweeney, 33, was in a new job and had taken over the route from a colleague.

Inverness Sheriff Court was told he was resetting his computer when he realised Donald Macpherson was waiting outside the bus.

So Sweeney opened the door to let the passenger on.

But Mr Macpherson became impatient, the court heard.

Pauline Chapman, defending, told the court: "He made facetious and sarcastic comments to my client. This continued throughout the journey "And when Mr Macpherson pressed the button to stop the bus, he then wouldn't get off.

"He was pushed by Mr Sweeney, only to make another remark, and Mr Sweeney pushed him off the bus."

TEMPER Sweeney, of Inverness, admitted assaulting Mr Macpherson on July 4. Mrs Chapman said her client had lost his job as a result of losing his temper.

Sentence was deferred for six months for Sweeney's good behaviour.
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