PICTURE UPDATE: Third Sanders double-decker breaks down in Cromer town centre

A third Sanders double-decker bus brought traffic chaos to the centre of Cromer this morning after breaking down on the town's main Church Street.

Traffic, including another Sanders bus, built up behind the No X44 as it sat stationary in the road, near its junction with Hans Place.

This morning's incident follows major headaches for other motorists in the town at midday on Saturday when first one Sanders double-decker broke down at the key junction of Church Street and Mount Street and then a second got wedged as it failed to negotiate a too-tight corner, at the junction of Cambridge Street and Mount Street, in a bid to bypass its out-of-action sister.

This morning's incident happened at about 10.40am and the bus was finally towed away by a breakdown truck at 11.50am. Police re-opened Church Street shortly afterwards.

Charles Sanders, managing director of Sanders Coaches, used the News' website to apologise for the inconvenience the firm's vehicles caused on Saturday.

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In a comment added under the on-line story about the incident, Mr Sanders said: 'Unfortunately, with anything mechanical, problems and breakdowns do occur from time to time although this was a first for us in such a significant and key location.

'Fortunately our skilled engineers were able to fairly quickly attend to the problem'.

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The latest bus casualty has a different registration number to the one which broke down on Saturday.

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