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Windows smashed in latest attack on Belfast buses

Police have called for the behaviour to stop.
Police have called for the behaviour to stop.

Bus services in west Belfast have come under attack once again.

Bricks were thrown at two buses on the Stewartstown Road and Lenadoon Avenue areas on Wednesday night smashing windows on both vehicles.

The latest incident comes after public transport operator Translink was forced to suspend services after a spate of attacks in the Lagmore area earlier this year.

Police described the latest attacks as reckless and dangerous.

"It’s extremely unfortunate that we are having to revisit this subject," police said.

"Putting the damage to the bus aside, which is in itself a serious matter, this behaviour is extremely dangerous to the passengers onboard our public transport system who could so easily have been showered in glass.

"This behaviour must stop. It’s stupid, it’s dangerous, it’s affecting the wider community, whose bus services are disrupted by these kind of actions.

"We will continue to try and deter these attacks and prevent them from happening in the first place.

"If you know or can help identify the individuals involved then please contact police on 101 quoting ref 1025 of 9th April 2019."

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