‘Good news boy has been expelled’

Edward Cabot
Edward Cabot
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A BUS inspector, who suffered a black eye in an attack outside a Spalding school, has welcomed news the student responsible has been expelled.

Edward Cabot (67) was working to take his mind off having leukaemia when the unprovoked attack happened at Sir John Gleed School boys’ campus last month

But in spite of calls from bosses at Norfolk Green buses for the student to be prosecuted, he escaped with an “official police telling off”.

Mr Cabot said: “It is good news the boy has been expelled. We spoke to a solicitor about taking out a private prosecution, but the student was too young.

“The only thing we could have done was sue the school, but we didn’t want to do that because they have been really helpful.”

After returning to work the next day, but in the office, Mr Cabot is now back on the buses. He said: “All I can do now is carry on living. You just have to get on with it.”

Since the attack, he says he has received many cards and gifts from concerned students and parents. He said: “I would like to say a big thank you to everyone. I’m still receiving cards even now and I am really grateful.”

Headteacher at the Gleed school Janet Daniels confirmed the student responsible for the attack had been expelled. She said: “I cannot comment any further on this, only to say we have to consider the well-being of our students and the adults who care for them. We have to do what’s best for all concerned.

“It’s always sad when a student has to be expelled because it will have an impact for the rest of their lives. But it is lovely when people are still concerned.

“For every young person who makes a wrong decision about their life, there are many who are making the right choice.

“We should be proud of our young people.”