Man injured after Limavady bus attack

A man on board an Ulsterbus travelling from Belfast to Limavady was injured after “hooligans” in the town pelted stones, smashing a window.

The incident happened at around 7pm on Tuesday evening as the bus was making its way down the Ballyquin Road in Limavady past a supermarket.

Police say a group of young people were standing outside the shop at the time of the incident,

Sinn Fein councillor Anne Brolly appealed for those behind the attack to stop such anti-social behaviour.

“Do these people realise they could have caused a serious accident, that someone could have died?” asked Colr. Brolly. “I would appeal to parents to know where their children are, and also to residents to be vigilant. This incident in no way reflects the fact that the majority of the poeple in the Glens are good decent people and this was the act of a few mindless hooligans.”

A Translink spokesperson said: “Translink condemn all acts of vandalism against our vehicles and property and we would encourage individuals to report incidents either to Translink or Crimestoppers. In order to ensure a successful prosecution, sufficient evidence is required. To encourage the public to report instances of anti-social behaviour, Translink operate a reward scheme which will make a cash payment of up to £1000 to any member of the public who witnesses any incident of trespass, vandalism or assault against a member of staff and is prepared to give evidence in court, resulting in a conviction.

“We condemn all anti-social behaviour and appeal to the public to act responsibly. The health and safety of all our passengers and staff is of top priority at all times. ”

Police want anyone with information to call 0845 600 8000 or a member of the local Neighbourhood Team directly – details can be found on the PSNI website. Alternatively, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.