Northern Ireland

Bus driver attacked with sticks in Ballywalter

An Ulsterbus
Image caption The bus driver was attacked with sticks in Ballywalter

CCTV footage may hold vital information for police in Newtownards as they investigate the assault of a bus driver in Ballywalter, County Down.

The driver was attacked with two walking sticks at about 13:00 BST on Wednesday on the Greyabbey Road.

He received cuts and bruises in the attack and was left badly shaken.

The attacker was described as in his forties, five feet 10 inches tall, and wearing a black hooded coat.

The man is believed to have boarded the bus with a woman.

He is also thought to have caused damage to the bus.

Detectives are reviewing CCTV footage of the assault but have also appealed to passengers and passers-by for information.