Passengers on Ballymena-bound bus are ‘delayed for 45 minutes’ as police arrive to deal with incident

An incident took place in front of a Ballymena-bound bus.

A BUS on its way to Ballymena was at the centre of an incident in Belfast which police attended on Sunday evening.

Police at the scene.


It is alleged a man stepped out in front of the bus as it travelled along Donegall Street near St Anne’s Cathedral.

Police with a man at the scene.


An eye-witness claimed that after “forcing the driver to stop” the man proceeded to “break wipers” and “started shouting and delayed the bus up for over 45 minutes”.

The drama began around 7.50pm and the man said he and three other passengers “couldn’t believe what was happening”.

Pictures from the scene showed police arriving and speaking to a man.

A Translink spokesperson told ‘Ballymena Daily’: “A man blocked the progress of a Coleraine-bound 218 service bus at Donegall Street shortly before 8pm last night.

“The PSNI were called and arrived on the scene within a few minutes. The individual was removed.

“There were no injuries and no damage to the bus.”

The PSNI told us: “Police have issued a community resolution notice to a man for assault on police and disorderly behaviour following an incident in the Donegall Street area of Belfast yesterday, Sunday 21st June.

“It was reported shortly after 7.50pm that a man was standing in front of a bus, refusing to let it past. Officers attended and removed him from the road where he assaulted an officer.”

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