A coach driver for an Erith-based firm has been sacked after filming a video criticising a cop days after an officer was killed in the line of duty.

Abbey Travel has issued a "profuse apology" after the video emerged on the UK Cop Humour Facebook page in which the unnamed driver accused a female cop of doing "sh*t all" while parked up in Westminster.

The driver films a police van parked on zig zag lines and suggests if any other car was parked in the same place, they would be disciplined.

In the footage, he labels the officer in the van "pathetic" and reads out her number plate.

He then asks people to "share the video" to "make them famous."

Comments on the video have suggested the driver is being "insensitive" given the death of PC Andrew Harper while attending a 999 call in Berkshire last week.

As the camera pans down the side of the coach, it reveals the Abbey Travel website and logo.

The coach company has confirmed the driver was working for them but insisted he was working on a self-employed basis.

A statement said: "His views are not condoned or shared in any way by anyone else in our organisation.

"Abbey Travel have always supported and shown the upmost [sic] respect for all our emergency services and we have now removed this driver from our database with immediate effect."

Danny Hackett, independent councillor for Thamesmead East, praised the company for taking action against the driver.

He told News Shopper: "I am delighted that Abbey Travel have taken swift and decisive action following a video posted by one of their self employed drivers on Facebook.

"The person who posted the video clearly has little or no respect for our emergency workers who deserve our undying gratitude and respect at all times."