A TEENAGER who was arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the tragic death of a popular bus driver has been released with no further action.

The 14-year-old was arrested after 47-year-old David Cameron died following an altercation in Southernwood, Consett, December.

Detectives from Durham Constabulary’s Major Crime Team carried out a thorough investigation into Mr Cameron’s death, which included reviewing all of the relevant CCTV footage, completing detailed forensic and pathology work, carrying out house-to-house enquiries and obtaining accounts from all those who witnessed the incident.

Detective Superintendent Dave Ashton, who led the investigation, said: “This was a tragic incident for all involved and my thoughts remain with Mr Cameron’s family.

“The investigation has been thorough in gathering all of the available evidence.

“A file was submitted to the Crown Prosecution Service, who concluded that there was no realistic prospect of conviction based upon the evidential test which is required before someone is charged with a criminal offence.

“As a result, the teenager has been released with no further action.”