A SUSPECTED drunken joyrider smashed through depot gates and drove for two miles after stealing a bus.

Officers were called to the bus garage in Magdalen Street, Colchester shortly before 4am on Saturday after reports a vehicle was being driven around the grounds.

The single decker was driven through locked gates and onto the streets before police used an immobilising device to stop it in Avon Way at 4.20am.

A 19-year-old man from Colchester was arrested at the scene.

First Buses said they would be unable to comment until the end of their internal investigation.