A DRIVER has been suspended pending a disciplinary hearing after apparently ignoring a frantic dad’s pleas to let his little boy get off his Stagecoach bus.
Dad Darren Price’s cries for help could clearly be heard on CCTV as he hammered on the door and watched in horror as the vehicle pulled out of Birkenhead bus station on Saturday.
Five-year-old Georgie had been swept onto the vehicle with a crowd of passengers after his family realised it was the wrong bus.
Darren and his wife, Helen, were taking their three children to Blue Planet Aquarium to celebrate their daughter, Helen’s birthday.
Darren, aged 40, of New Hey Road, Woodchurch, said: “I turned away and noticed that Georgie had disappeared. I immediately knew he had mistakenly boarded the bus.
“I ran after the bus and was banging on the sides and the front door.
“I shouted and screamed at the driver - but despite my pleas, and shouts from other passengers, he just didn’t stop.
“I could see my son crying near the back of the bus. I ran after it to the next stop in Argyle Street. The bus was gone. I panicked and feared the worst.”
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