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School Trip Teacher Surrounded By Police Over Fears She Stole Mini-Bus

14/08/2014 16:56 | Updated 22 May 2015

School trip teacher surrounded by police over fears she stole mini-bus

A teacher on an outing with 28 pupils ended up surrounded by police - accused of stealing the school minibus.

Gillian Hainsworth pulled up at a concert venue and found herself suddenly boxed in to the front, rear and side by the police vehicles.

An officer leapt out and rapped on her window and ordered her to explain why she was driving a stolen vehicle.

Gillian, 51, was then questioned for 15 minutes as her husband anxiously looked on before police realised there had been a mix-up over the hired minibus.

It had previously been reported stolen and was still mistakenly on the police database.

She said: "I was completely shocked.I could see the students grinning in the background - obviously the idea of a teacher nicking a minibus was amusing to them."

Gillian had been driving music pupils from Tadcaster Grammar School, in North Yorks, to perform in a concert at Halifax Minster. Gillian saw the funny side, posing with police handcuffs as pupils took photos.

She said: "I had to laugh."

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