Friday, June 24, 2011

Toddler in pyjamas travels 24 MILES from Wales to England alone after crawling onto bus - 23rd June 2011

A toddler in a nappy and pyjamas crawled onto a bus all by himself and travelled 24 miles from Wales to England.

It was only when the bus reached its final stop at Shrewsbury, Shropshire, that the driver and passengers realised the child was alone.

Police have confirmed that the two-year-old boy made the 50-minute journey from the border town of Montgomery, Powys, on Monday.

He boarded the bus unnoticed, sat on the back seat and apparently showed no signs of distress.

After the bus arrived at Shrewsbury a woman passenger who had a pram took the boy to the nearest police station. She also bought him a clean nappy and wipes.

The child's parents have since been traced and an investigation is being carried out by Dyfed Powys Police Public Protection Unit and Powys County Council Children's Services team.

The little boy, who wore socks but no shoes, managed to get on the 558 Tanat Valley bus service in Montgomery.

He travelled to Shrewsbury on the full-length single-decker without anyone realising that he was all by himself. Read More