Belfast Bus Drivers Strike Over Petrol Bomb Attack

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Bus drivers in Belfast have refused to run services to the western part of the city following a petrol bomb attack.

On Saturday (9th July), a bus was hit with an explosive when it was driving through Lagmore View, with representative for Unite trade union Michael Dornan saying the event was “particularly sinister”.

He stated: “The attack put at risk the life of the driver and passengers on board. They were lucky on this occasion but such a mindless act could have caused a major accident affecting other road vehicles or the wider community.”

Mr Dornan said the CCTV video of the incident, which occurred at 22:22, suggests the attack was premeditated and the driver may have even been targeted.

Unite, which represents Translink Metro drivers, has suspended services of the 10D, E and F Metro Services to the area near Dunmurry until further notice.

SDLP councillor Brian Heading announced his support for the bus drivers, telling the public that “passenger and staff safety are paramount”.

Police have appealed for more information on the incident, asking for anyone who may know anything to come forward.

Explosions, unfortunately, are not a rare occurrence in Northern Ireland and Belfast is no stranger to bombs. Indeed, a car bomb was detonated in March, causing injury to the 52-year-old married driver.

Businesses, government buildings and public areas in Belfast would therefore benefit from installing blast protection window film to reduce the impact of an explosion. This film ensures that windows do not shatter if a bomb explodes, limiting damage to the building and injuries to those nearby.

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