Vulnerable children left ‘badly shaken’ after missile thrown at Newtownabbey bus

Police are investigating after damage was caused to a Translink bus in the Derrycoole Way area of Rathcoole yesterday (Sunday, November 10).

Monday, 11th November 2019, 4:38 pm

Detailing the incident, a PSNI spokesperson said: “At approximately 1pm, a local youth allegedly threw an object at the bus, smashing the window and causing approximately £400 worth of damage.

“The bus was carrying a number of vulnerable children who have been left very badly shaken up as a result of the incident.

“This incident follows a number of other similar reports over the weekend. We appeal to parents in the Rathcoole area to know where your children are at all times. This type of anti-social behaviour must stop. Police will deal with any offenders robustly.”

The incident took place on November 10.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact police on 101, quoting reference number 885 of 10/11/19.

Information can also be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800555111.

Condemning the attack, Macedon UUP Cllr Robert Foster said: “People rely on these services to conduct their daily lives and the mindless idiots who attack buses are attacking their own community. This is not a representation of the good children in our estate.”