Bus hijacked and torched in Northern Ireland
Police said they received a report of a hijacking incident in the Church Road area of Newtownabbey, a Belfast suburb, around 7:45 p.m.
Belfast — Four men hijacked and set fire to a bus in a pro-British unionist community in Northern Ireland on Sunday evening, authorities said.
Bus operator Translink said the driver and a small number of passengers safely disembarked.
“Our driver is badly shaken and is currently being supported by colleagues,” the company said in a statement.
“We are very disappointed by this intimidating attack on our member of staff and public transport services in the area. We utterly condemn this behavior and will be working closely with the PSNI to investigate this incident,” the statement said.
Last week, two masked and armed men hijacked and set fire to another bus in an attack that local media said was linked to tensions over post-Brexit trade barriers.