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Belfast commuters face disruption due to vandalism at Yorkgate train station

Police appeal to public for information

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The scene at Yorkgate Train Station in north Belfast which has been partly closed due to overnight vandalism. Photo: Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com 25/05/2017

The scene at Yorkgate Train Station in north Belfast which has been partly closed due to overnight vandalism. Photo: Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com 25/05/2017

The scene at Yorkgate Train Station in north Belfast which has been partly closed due to overnight vandalism. Photo: Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com 25/05/2017

Police in Northern Ireland are asking the public for information following a vandalism attack and burglary at Belfast's Yorkgate train station which is causing disruption to commuters.

Inspector Paul Noble said: “Shortly before 5.45am today (Thursday, 25 May). it was reported that the station had been accessed overnight and ransacked with windows smashed and doors damaged."

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Although it was initially thought that nothing had been taken, police now believe that a phone may have been stolen during the incident.

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The sign advising passengers of the disruption at Yorkgate Train Station in north Belfast which has been partly closed due to overnight vandalism. Photo: Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com 25/05/2017

The sign advising passengers of the disruption at Yorkgate Train Station in north Belfast which has been partly closed due to overnight vandalism. Photo: Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com 25/05/2017

The sign advising passengers of the disruption at Yorkgate Train Station in north Belfast which has been partly closed due to overnight vandalism. Photo: Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com 25/05/2017

Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact 101, quoting reference number 208 of 25/05/17.

Or, 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.

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