Belfast Telegraph

Four women injured as youths pelt bus with stones in east Belfast

By Claire Williamson

Four women have been injured in east Belfast after a large group of youths threw stones at their bus.

It happened at around 9.30pm on Wednesday night in the Castlereagh Street and Beersbridge Road area.

Fours buses and a car were reported to have been damaged as a result.

A female passenger on a bus sustained injures after being struck by a stone and three other female passengers sustained injuries after being hit by flying glass. 

Police in the area responded to the reports and the youths dispersed.

Police are appealing for information after a number of vehicles were damaged by youths throwing stones.

Alliance councillor Maire Hendron expressed her shock at the attacks.

She said: “This was completely reckless behaviour, carried out by those who have no regards for the consequences of their actions.

“This must have been a very frightening experience for the people in these vehicles. I hope that those who were injured will be able to make a swift recovery.

“This incident could have been far more serious had a driver lost control of their vehicle.

"If anybody was in the area at the time or knows any information which may be of help to the PSNI as they investigate these attacks, then I would urge them to contact the Police or Crimestoppers."

Inspector Hutchinson appealed for anyone who witnessed  any of the incidents or anyone with any information to contact Police in Strandtown Police Station on the non-emergency number 101.

Or if you prefer to provide information without giving your details you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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