A BUS from Bridgwater to Taunton is running late "due to needing police assistance".

Buses of Somerset has posted a message on social media warning passengers waiting to be picked up that the 2.15pm Service 21a between the towns is delayed.

It says: "Bus service 21a the 14:15 from Bridgwater to Taunton is delayed due to needing Police Assitance. We apologise to those waiting for this delayed service."

A Buses of Somerset spokesman said: “After a passenger travelling on one of our services expressed a safety concern in relation to another passenger, Buses of Somerset responded swiftly by alerting Avon and Somerset Police so they could attend and assess the situation.

"By the time the police attended, the circumstances had changed and the service was able to resume its journey, with a short delay.”