A RUSH-HOUR bus service was delayed by 30 minutes after a man allegedly threatened queuing York bus passengers and a conductor with a pitbull terrier-type dog.

Duncan McGraw, spokesman for bus operator First, said the man was refused entry on to one of its ftr services at 6pm on Thursday at Clifford Street, after using the dog “to frighten people at the bus stop”.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said officers later found the man and gave him “suitable advice”, before passing his details to City of York Council’s dog warden.