Police Name Fatal crash Victim as Bus Driver Mohamed Chache of Inverness.

Tributes pour in for 50-year-old bus driver Mohamed Chache who died in a bus crash in the Scottish Highlands as he was officially named by authorities.

The tragedy happened at around 5.40pm on Friday at Littlemill Bridge on the B9161, near Munlochy, as the 37-seater bus had been travelling towards Cromarty.

There were nine passengers on the bus at the time of the collision, three of which remain in hospital with serious injuries that are not believed to be life threatening.

The remaining passengers suffered minor injuries and have been released from hospital.

Police said that they are grateful to everyone who assisted in the ongoing investigation and ask anyone who believe they may have information to come forward.

Flowers have been left outside the city’s Stagecoach bus station, as well as at the scene.

Stagecoach described Mr Chache, who was originally from Zanzibar, as a loyal and popular member of staff.

He was described as a fantastic man who always helped and was just so nice to everyone.

Mr Chache was affectionately known by passengers and friends as “Smiler” because of his warm nature.

A Crowdfunding campaign launched by a colleague of the driver at Stagecoach – to assist his family towards funeral costs had received more than the £2,000 target.