06/02/2019

Young Girl Hospitalised After Youths Attack Belfast Bus

A young girl has been hospitalised with an eye injury after youths smashed a bus window on Tuesday evening.

The incident occurred just after 7pm in Clifton Street on Tuesday 05 February.

Three females in total were injured.

The girls eye injury is not believed to be serious, however police said that all those on the coach were left badly shaken by the incident.

Sergeant Russell said: "Shortly after 7:15pm, a coach travelling along the road with a number of young passengers on board was damaged by a number of youths throwing missiles.

"This reckless behaviour could have potentially resulted in more serious injuries and is totally unacceptable.
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"Police would again remind young people of the potential serious consequences of engaging in this type of anti-social and criminal behaviour which could affect their future employment, travel and career opportunities.

"We would also appeal to parents and guardians to take an active interest in their children's whereabouts, who they are with, and what they are doing.

"An investigation is ongoing and we would appeal to anyone who witnessed this incident or who has dash-cam footage available to contact police in Tennent Street on 101, quoting reference 1074 5/2/19.

"Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime."



(JG/CM)

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