Belfast tourist vehicles attacked – College Square Area

Vandals who attacked tourist coaches and cars in Belfast overnight have been condemned.

Ulster Unionist councillor Jim Rodgers said he was "extremely angry" to learn of the overnight incidents in the College Square area of Belfast city centre.

"This is the last thing Belfast needs as we seek to promote the city as a welcoming and safe destination, open to all," he said.

“What kind of impression does a visitor get when they wake up to discover that their coach has had its windows smashed? They are hardly likely to recommend the city as a destination to their family and friends.

"And the cost of repairing coaches is a completely unnecessary and avoidable burden on tour companies

“I hope that CCTV can be used to help identify the culprits and would urge anyone who can assist the police to catch those responsible for this or any other criminal behaviour, to come forward immediately.”

Inspector Swann said: “At around 8:10am, it was reported that a coach parked in the area had one of its windows damaged. Upon arrival, a car parked in the area was also damaged. A young male was seen running from the scene at the time of the incident and enquiries are continuing.

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