A MAN has appeared in court in connection with the alleged theft of a bus in Aberdeen.
Hans Reid, 26, appeared in private at Aberdeen Sheriff Court today facing a string of charges – including culpable and reckless driving.
It comes after a Stagecoach bus was taken from Aberdeen Bus Station on Guild Street on Saturday night at 11.40pm.
The vehicle was later spotted on Rose Street, Anderson Drive and Cromwell Road.
The bus collided with a number of items on the street and other vehicles.
Police recovered the bus on Countesswells Road at 11.55pm.
Police cars were seen pursuing the bus while it was going up Rose Street, and officers also blocked off the roundabout on Anderson Drive.
Reid, who is described as being of no fixed abode, appeared before Sheriff Kenneth Stewart and is facing nine charges.
He has been charged with culpable and reckless driving, theft of a motor vehicle and driving while unfit through drink or drugs.
He is also accused of driving without a licence or insurance and failing to stop for police and identify the driver of a vehicle.
Reid is further accused of vandalism and assaulting a police officer.
During his appearance at Aberdeen Sheriff Court Reid made no plea or declaration.
The case was continued for further examination and Reid was remanded in custody.
A spokesman for The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service said that Reid is expected to appear in court again within the next eight days.