Beggs condemns those behind Rathcoole bus hijacking

East Antrim Ulster Unionist Assemblyman Roy Beggs MLA has condemned those behind a bus hijacking, which was then set on fire in the Rathcoole area of Newtownabbey last night (7Th November).

Roy Beggs MLA, UUP Infrastructure Spokesperson said “The senseless hijacking and burning of a bus in Rathcoole will adversely affect residents in the Newtownabbey area who use public transport. The frightening ordeal last night is unacceptable and my thoughts are with the bus driver and any passengers who were on the bus at the time of the hijacking. As a member of the Assembly Infrastructure Committee, I am all too aware of financial pressures affecting most aspects of Government – the second hijack and burnt bus in a matter of weeks will ultimately end up costing the tax payer hundreds of thousands of pounds and regrettably add further pressures to public transport delivery.

I would urge anyone with information that may be useful to the PSNI as the conduct their investigations to contact 101, quoting reference number 1645. Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”


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