‘Brave and selfless’ bus driver wins firm’s top award

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Amy Howells receives her award from Andrew Wickham. SWINDON’S BUS COMPANY

A Wiltshire bus driver who received widespread praise for her brave actions when running to the aid of a young man who was attacked by a machete-wielding assailant, has been named Employee of the Year by Go Ahead-Group-owned Swindon’s Bus Company.

Amy Howells joined the bus operator in 2018, and has been recognised after helping to save the man’s life last year. “This horrifying incident took place whilst Amy was driving her bus,” explained Swindon’s Bus Company Managing Director, Andrew Wickham. “When others might have justifiably stayed within the relative safety of their cab, Amy took it upon herself to leave her vehicle and run to the aid of the injured youth, whilst the assailants were still in the vicinity.

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