A bus driver who made a rude gesture to a 'bus spotter' and was later sacked has been awarded £5,500 by an employment tribunal.

It ruled National Express Dundee was wrong to dismiss driver Scott McDonald for raising his middle finger at a bus enthusiast photographing his vehicle in Dundee city centre last August.

The incident should have been treated as a 'one-off' and, although the driver's behaviour was stupid he should have been subject to some disciplinary penalty but not sacked, the tribunal said.

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Mr McDonald, 29, has since gained another job and the tribunal ruled his compensation should be reduced to £5,516.47 because of contributory actions.

National Express Dundee said it was aware of the judgment.