Pupils had to be evacuated from a bus after it is reported to have crashed into a wall in Brimscombe.

Members of the public and a bus driver from another company were quick to ensure that the pupils were safe and unhurt.

Police say that they were called to the crash on London Road in Brimscombe shortly before 3.20pm.

Officers confirmed that no passengers had been hurt and ensured that the road had not been blocked.

The accident, which involved the number 3 Cotswold Green bus to Cainscross, did not affect traffic in the area.

One passenger on the bus described the moment the accident happened.

"I was sat one seat from the back talking to my friends, and all of a sudden we were all flung forward," she said.

"I didn't think anything of it to begin with and then I turned around and the front left of my bus was in a wall. The windscreen had fallen and shattered into the road."

It is thought that the bus was carrying up to 40 children aged between 11 and 16 years old at the time, and although some were understandably upset, none were injured.

A bus driver from another company said that he helped to ensure that the children were safely taken off the bus.

Glyn Jones from Ebley Coaches in Nailsworth told the Stroud News and Journal, “A vehicle from Ebley Coaches happened to be on the scene, and the driver assisted with evacuating the children.

"He then took the majority of the pupils onto his bus, and diverted his route to make sure they reached their stops safely.

"He also ensured that any pupils who didn’t want to board were being picked up by parents.

“School bus-drivers in this area very much work together to ensure all passengers – particularly children – are well looked after.”  

Those children who did not want to continue their journey were left with a female motorist who waited with them until their parents arrived.