Northern Ireland

Vandalism partly closes Belfast's Yorkgate station

Yorkgate train station
Image caption One of the two platforms was closed on Thursday morning, but normal service has since resumed

Passengers faced disruption after Yorkgate station in Belfast was "extensively vandalised" overnight.

A platform was closed and Belfast-bound passengers had to travel on to Central Station and change back to Yorkgate.

Windows were smashed and doors were damaged in the attack, along with alarm panels: Translink said the damage would be "costly to repair".

Translink said the ticket office was also targeted. Normal service resumed later on Thursday morning.

The train operator offered a £1,000 reward for information that leads to a successful prosecution.

Image caption Police said they had received reports the station had been accessed overnight and 'ransacked'

"We have a zero tolerance approach to antisocial behaviour," it added.

Police said they had received reports the station had been "accessed overnight and ransacked" at 05:45 BST.

Officers were at the scene and have appealed for information.

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