Appeal for information following disorder in Belfast

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Police are appealing for information following disorder in west Belfast yesterday evening (Wednesday 7 April),

Detective Sergeant Kitchen said: “Shortly after 6pm, we received a report that a press photographer, who was attending disturbances on the Shankill Road, had been assaulted.

“The man was returning to his car which was parked in the nearby Cupar Way, when he was approached by two men who attacked him and caused damage to his camera equipment.

“A short time later, just before 7.30pm we received a report that a double decker bus had been hijacked at the junction of Lanark Way.

“The driver and passengers were removed from the bus before it was set on fire.

“No one was injured during the incident; however the driver was left badly shaken.

“We would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed either of these incidents or who may have captured footage on their mobile phone to get in touch. We would also appeal for anyone who was a passenger on the bus to come forward.

“Witnesses can get in touch by calling 101 quoting reference number 1682 of 07/04/21.”

You can also submit a report online using our non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/

Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.