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Police hunt thug after bus attack

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.

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“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.

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