Roof ripped off double-decker bus in Manchester

Roof ripped off double-decker bus in Manchester

The roof of a double-decker bus has been ripped off after it became wedged underneath a railway bridge.

The Stagecoach bus did not have any passengers on board when the collision happened at around 7pm on Tuesday in Middleton, Greater Manchester.

The incident took place between Joshua Lane and Mills Hill Road as the out of service bus was returning to a nearby depot.

Greater Manchester Police tweeted a picture of the damaged bus with the caption: "Big recover bill and 1 less bus on the roads. Joshua Road, Middleton."

Paramedics attended the scene. No injuries were reported and no arrests were made, Greater Manchester Police confirmed.

The force later tweeted: "Luckily no one was on the top deck and no one hurt."

A spokesperson for Stagecoach said: "We can confirm that a Stagecoach bus was involved in an incident at about 7pm on Tuesday July 5. It took place on Joshua Lane in Middleton as an out of service bus was returning to the nearby depot.

"There were no passengers on board at the time and no-one was injured.

"Safety is our absolute priority and we are assisting police with their inquiries as well as carrying out our own investigation into the incident."

In September, a First double-decker bus smashed into a railway bridge in nearby Rochdale when it went off-route. Twelve people were taken to hospital.