Police hunt thug after bus attack
Published 01/05/2013 | 00:00
Police were last night trying to trace a young hoodlum who smashed the window of a bus and injured a schoolboy.
The schoolbus was taking students from a local college home along the the Northland Road shortly after 3.30pm on Monday when the incident occurred.
The teenage culprit, wearing a white hooded top with blue stripes, hurled the brick, shattering the window.
A teenage student sitting close to the window was struck on the shoulder by the stone. He was among a group of 10 students on board.
The youth was taken to hospital but was released later on Monday.
The culprit, who was also wearing grey bottoms and a dark baseball cap, made off up a laneway off Edenmore Street immediately after the attack.
SDLP Councillor John Boyle said the attack could have been a lot worse.
“Thankfully in this instance the bus was actually stationary and this youth came down an alleyway and fired this brick which was a fair size.
“I would like to encourage the police and the city council wardens to pay particular attention to this area because there is quite a lot of anti-social behaviour taking place.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0845 600 8000 or a member of their local Neighbourhood Team, with details on the PSNI website.