Bus driver commended for his actions in face of 'armed' man | Derby Telegraph
A BUS driver who calmly reversed his vehicle to protect his
passengers when faced with a man wielding an assault rifle has been
praised for his bravery.
Driver Mark Connelly received an award last night along
with police officers and a call handler who all responded to the
The ceremony, held at Derbyshire Police headquarters in
Ripley heard how a 999 was received from a member of the public that a
man with a firearm was walking along William Street, Long Eaton.
The first police officers to respond found the man – Neil
Kinney – in a garden with what looked like an assault rifle, which he
pointed at the officers before heading to College Street.