Shock at bus driver attacked by gunman

East Belfast Alliance Representatives Cllr Judith Cochrane and Chris Lyttle MLA have condemned an attack on a bus driver by someone who police believe may have been carrying a gun. The attack happened in the Castlehill Road area of East Belfast last night at around 8.30pm, where the driver was assaulted and received an injury to one of his eyes.

Cllr Judith Cochrane said: “This is a deeply troubling incident made all the more shocking by the fact that police believe the perpetrator may have been carrying a gun. This attack took place in a lovely residential area and people will be extremely shocked at it.”

Chris Lyttle MLA said: “This bus driver was serving the community doing his job and to have been attacked like this is absolutely appalling. The perpetrator of this act of violence must be caught immediately and people should provide police with any information which might help them with their investigation.”

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