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Sinn Féin blast attack on school bus

28 June, 2004

Sinn Féin Councillor for Ligoniel, Eoin O'Broin, has called those who attacked eleven to thirteen year old school boys, who were travelling home on a school bus, cowards. The bus, which was carrying pupils from Hightown CBS was boarded by a number of loyalists at the bottom of the Ligoniel Road who set about attacking the school children.

Speaking after the attack Cllr O'Broin said:

"This attack was an act of cowardice. Those responsible picked a very easy target and attacked a vulnerable set of school children.

"The bus which was taking the children to Ligoniel stopped at the bottom of the Ligoniel Road where a number of young men got on and set about attacking the children. They were undoubtedly very upset and shaken by the experience.

"This follows a number of other attacks in the area in recent days and there is a strong impetus on all community leaders to do whatever they can to bring such attacks to an end." ENDS

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