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Sunday 22 April 2018

Woman is injured as brick fired at bus

A WOMAN in her 20s is recovering from injuries after a brick struck her in the head while she sat onboard a Dublin bus.

The shocking incident happened last night at 9.30pm when the brick smashed through the window of the 49A bus in Knocklyon, Dublin.

The vehicle was pulling away from a bus stop on the Firhouse Road when it was thrown at the bus.

The passenger was struck on the head. The bus stopped and gardai were alerted.

The woman, who is believed to have been on the way to work, was taken to hospital by ambulance. It is understood she suffered a cut to the face.

The rest of the bus passengers had to leave the vehicle.

INJURIES

Dublin Bus officials refused to comment on the incident, stating only: "We are in the middle of investigating it".

A source involved in the investigation said investigations are ongoing and no arrests have yet been made.

"She suffered minor head injuries consistent with a rock coming through a window. The smashed glass also caused some minor cuts."

Detectives are currently examining CCTV from the area and enquiries are on-going.

Separately, a garda was treated in hospital last night after he was bitten on the arm while trying to break up a fight involving three men outside a pub in Rathfarnham.

Two men were arrested and taken to Rathfarnham but were later released.

The incident happened outside Buglers pub.

hnews@herald.ie

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