A six-year-old girl has been injected with a used needle that was hidden between two bus seats and will have to wait up to nine months to find out if she has any infections.
Matilda Dalley, from Immingham, Lincolnshire, was on the bus with her three stepsisters Courtney Burr, 17, Aimee Burr, 15, and Keira Burr, 9, travelling from Grimsby to Cleethorpes.
The syringe had been concealed underneath a ticket on the number four Stagecoach bus the girls travelled on last Saturday at around 1pm.
Matilda Dalley, from Immingham, Lincolnshire, was on the bus with her three stepsisters Courtney Burr, 17, Aimee Burr, 15, and Keira Burr, 9, travelling from Grimsby to Cleethorpes when she sat on the used needle. Pictured left to right: Robert Burr, Courtney, Matilda, Keira, Aimee and Nikki Dalley
When Matilda sat down she said she felt a 'sharp stab' and started crying.
Her stepsisters, who thought Matilda had been pricked with a feather, were shocked when they found a used needle.
Courtney and Aimee were also stabbed by the needle as they removed it from their stepsister.
In an interview with the Grimsby Telegraph, Courtney said: 'I handed the needle over to the bus driver and he just said "Thanks, sorry about that".
'He didn't ask if we'd been pricked.'
Matilda's mother, Nikki Dalley, said: 'I was in a complete panic. They'd been back around an hour and Courtney said Matilda had been stabbed by a needle on the bus.'
Matilda was taken to Grimsby's Diana, Princess of Wales hospital and all three girls received hepatitis