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Crying toddler is forced to stand on bus because last pushchair space is taken up with a CAT sitting in a buggy

October 11, 2017 9:13 PM
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A mother was allegedly forced to fold up her pram and make her toddler stand on a bus because the driver had told her a cat in a pram was taking up the last pushchair space.

A commuter was taking the First Bus towards Leeds when she noticed another passenger with a toddler appearing to argue with the driver.

Mia Wilson, 23, claimed she heard the driver tell the passenger, who has not been identified, to either fold down the pram and walk on with her child or wait for another bus.

A passenger was apparently told to fold her pram down or stand with her toddler as the pushchair space had already been occupied by a cat in a pram (left)

She tried to intervene and explained to the driver that one of the pram's had a cat inside but he apparently replied saying there were already two prams [which is the limit] on board.

Miss Wilson, from Leeds, said: 'I just found it ridiculous that a cat in a pram would take priority over a child in a pram.

'At first, when I saw the bus driver refuse her on, I stood up and stood by the doors whilst I asked the driver if he knew it was a cat in the pram.

'The driver on the bus said she either had to wait for the next bus or fold her pram down, and she had loads of things under her pram, making it hard for her to fold down.

'The driver just said only two prams are allowed on at any one time. I even turned to the lady with the cat and asked her if she could move to the other side.

Miss Wilson, who was with her one-year-old toddler Elias, said: 'The lady just got on and thanked me for helping her. She had to put her pram down and her child was crying.

'No matter which way you look at it, I just think it's wrong that a cat has priority on the bus over the child.

A spokesperson from First Leeds said: 'We're sorry to hear that some customers disagreed with the decision made by one of our drivers and we have therefore launched an investigation into this complaint.

'There is limited space on board our buses and therefore some customers will be asked to fold down their pushchairs before boarding.

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