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Luther viewers too scared to take bus after terrifying murder on the top deck

Resting place: A woman takes a nap on the night bus, unaware the serial killer is crawling up the floor to murder her PICTURES: BBC/RUCKAS PICTURES

LUTHER fans have vowed to steer clear of the night bus after a horrific murder scene in the TV crime drama.

Idris Elba returned as troubled detective John Luther in the fifth series of the BBC drama on Tuesday — and viewers were left too scared to sleep after watching the body count rise.

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One terrifying scene showed the clown-masked killer creeping down the top deck of a night bus to murder a female passenger.

‘Never ever ever sitting on the top deck of a bus ever again!’ wrote one viewer on Twitter. Another posted: ‘I am scared to go to sleep tonight … bloody bus scene has me all jittery.’

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‘So I’m never going out at night alone, getting on a bus, looking through a window or going into woods ever again. In fact I think I’ll just sleep in a police station,’ wrote another.

One person said: ‘@Uber are about to make a fortune — no one is ever getting the @TfL night bus after that episode of #Luther #nevergoingoutagain.’

Fans of the hit BBC One show have waited since 2015 for Luther to make a comeback and have eagerly settled in for four fright nights in a row.

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Luther’s new recruit is DS Catherine Halliday, played by Wunmi Mosaku, and Cold Feet star Hermione Norris stars as psychiatrist Dr Vivien Lake.

But it was the return of psychopath Alice Morgan, played by Ruth Wilson, that has excited many viewers.

‘Wotcher,’ she said simply, after knocking persistently on Luther’s door. ‘If there is anyone I want banging on my door at my lowest point it’s #RuthWilson,’ tweeted one fan.

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Aside from sparking fresh nightmares, the latest series has also prompted mockery over continuity problems.

In the first episode, Elba was seen doing up his red tie twice during an intense conversation with colleague Martin Schenk, played by Dermot Crowley.

One fan tweeted: ‘Anyone spot the continuity/editing error already? Go back to Luther doing up his tie…’