Galliagh bus attacked again

Councillor Tony Hassan.

Councillor Tony Hassan.

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A young girl was injured in the Galliagh area on Saturday when stone throwers attacked a bus in the area.

The incident happened on Saturday at 3.30pm and bus services to the area were suspended for the rest of the day as a result of the attack.

It is the latest in a series of attacks on buses in the area.

Shantallow Sinn Féin councillor Tony Hassan condemned the incident and called for an immediate end to such attacks.

“Over the past ten days there have been a number of attacks on our bus service in the Galliagh area of the city. These attacks are also an attack on the entire community. Some of these attacks has resulted in broken windows and damage to the buses and in one case a young girl was injured in an attack on Saturday evening.

“These attacks have primarily happened at the St Joseph’s Church and Brookdale areas of Galliagh which has resulted in Translink withdrawing the service in the area,” he said.

The Sinn Féin colr. also said there has been a spate of vandalism attacks in the area recently. “It’s believed that the same group of young people involved in this, are responsible for the flooding on Friday night and again on Saturday by vandalising water hydrants, causing problems for the community and the water service.”