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Eight vehicles ransacked in £4,500 spree at Belfast's Royal Victoria Hospital

By David Young

Eight vehicles parked at Belfast’s Royal Victoria Hospital were vandalised and ransacked early yesterday morning.

Six belonged to Belfast Trust, with the remainder privately owned. The Trust said that its vehicles are part of its “freight fleet” and are “not directly involved in patient transport”.

According to police, the total cost of damage is estimated to be in the region of £4,500.

The vehicles had been parked at Broadway.

A spokesperson for Belfast Trust said: “Eight vehicles, including six belonging to the Trust, were the subject of vandalism last night in a car park at Broadway.

“The Trust vehicles affected are part of our freight fleet, so are not directly involved in patient transport.

“This is the subject of an ongoing police investigation.”

Inspector Roy Burnside said yesterday: “Police are appealing for witnesses after criminal damage was caused to a number of hospital transport vehicles at the Royal Victoria Hospital car park overnight.

“Eight vehicles had their windows smashed and were broken into some time last night.”

The destruction was reported to police at 1.30am on Monday.

“Police at Tennent Street would appeal to anyone who witnessed suspicious activity at the car park last night, or who has information which could assist police with their enquiries, to contact 101 quoting reference number 58 of 20/11/17.”

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