Fireworks thrown at buses in Derry

A warning has been issued that the Slievemore bus service could be pulled from Galliagh.

A warning has been issued that the Slievemore bus service could be pulled from Galliagh.

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A warning has been issued that the Slievemore bus service to Galliagh could be at risk after fireworks were launched at a bus in the area.

Sinn Féin Councillor Elisha McCallion has called on those young people to “stop this dangerous activity”.

Colr. McCallion said that it was incredible that some young people seemed to think this was a fun activity.

She said: “Throwing fireworks at buses is extremely dangerous as it could startle the driver causing him to lose control of the vehicle with unimaginable consequences.

“This activity must end immediately or Translink will have to consider suspending the service to Galliagh with all the inconvenience that will entail for residents dependent on the service.”

Colr. McCallion said any parent or adult supplying fireworks to teenagers must also take responsibility for such dangerous, anti-community activity “before we are dealing with a situation of serious injury or worse”.

“I am appealing to young people and their parents, please have this pointless and dangerous activity brought to an end,” she said, adding:

“Parents I appeal to you, please have a chat with your kids and ask them not to take part in or encourage this type of anti-community behaviour.”