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Bus hijacked and set on fire in Belfast

A bus has been hijacked and set on fire at an estate on the outskirts of Belfast.

Four masked men boarded the bus in Church Road at the entrance to the Rathcoole estate in Newtownabbey, Antrim.

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The incident occurred at approximately 7:45pm and ordered the driver and passengers to leave the vehicle.

The double-decker was then set on fire across the road.

Last Monday, a bus was hijacked and burned in a similar way in Down, in an apparent protest against the Northern Ireland Protocol.

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DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson labeled the attack as “senseless”.

“Such criminal behaviour could lead to death or serious injury,” he tweeted.

“This only harms local people and local communities. It serves no cause whatsoever. The ringleaders should step back. Change is brought about by politics not by burning buses.”

IMAGE -“File:Flag of the Police Service of Northern Ireland.png” by Cyberbeagle is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

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