A MAN has been arrested in connection with the alleged murder of a bus driver in Ayrshire.
The 42-year-old was nicked over the death of Gordon Stirling, 23, who died after a white van crashed into his single-decker Stagecoach bus on the A77.
The crash happened last Monday at the junction with the A719 for Galston around 5.30pm.
Gordon, from Kilmarnock, was rushed to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital after the smash.
He died in hospital five days later.
Cops confirmed last night the young bus driver's death was being treated as murder.
The 42-year-old man is still in hospital for treatment and police say they are continuing to probe the incident.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "A 42-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the death of a man following a fatal road crash on the A77 in East Ayrshire.
"The crash involved a white Ford Transit van and a single-decker Stagecoach bus near the junction with the A719 for Galston around 5.30pm on Monday, 14 August, 2023.
"The driver of the bus, 23-year-old Gordon Stirling, died following the crash. The 42-year-old man remains in hospital for treatment.
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"Extensive enquiries remain ongoing to establish the full circumstances of the incident and anyone with information is urged to contact police on 101, quoting incident number 3147 of 14 August, 2023."
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