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UPDATE: Police interview teenager who 'ate bus seat'

By Herald Express  |  Posted: July 30, 2012

HUNT: Police have issued this CCTV of a man on a number 12 bus

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A passenger who allegedly caused £200 damage to a seat on the number 12 bus — by chewing it - has been spoken to by police.

Police investigating an offence of criminal damage to a bus seat in Paignton on May 25 say they have interviewed an 18-year-old man in connection with the incident.

Police issued this photograph and appealed for anybody who recognises him to contact them.

Last week PC Gary Blee, of Torbay police, said: “The male offender was on a number 12 bus in Paignton and has chewed the seat he was sitting on, causing around £200 of damage.”

A police spokesperson said: "A file will be submitted in due course and a decision will then be made as to the next course of action."

The incident happened on Friday, May 25.

A Stagecoach spokesman said: “It is obviously not a big incident in terms of the amount of damage... but it is odd. “We are cooperating with the police and helping with their inquiries.”

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  • CarltonClub  |  July 28 2012, 8:03PM

    Probably an omnivore plonker. The one with the broken shed.

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  • Heatrdn  |  July 28 2012, 11:39AM

    Never found a bus seat that tasty........but do enjoy a bicycle seat now and again !

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  • tqylass  |  July 27 2012, 2:21PM

    strange...... a lot of ppl on social networking are saying it looks like someone called 'Will Farley' whoever he is.... how weird that you'd want to chew a bus seat..... this is why i don't get on buses, too many weirdos!!!

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