Police in the North are appealing for information after a bus was hijacked and set on fire near Belfast last night.
Four masked men ordered passengers to get off the double-decker close to a loyalist estate in Newtownabbey at around 8pm.
Bus hijacked and set on fire in Newtownabbey this evening pic.twitter.com/w5B8tCqhBN
— Police Antrim and Newtownabbey (@PSNIANDistrict) November 7, 2021
They were believed to be carrying a hammer and bottle of petrol which they used to smash windows and set the bus alight.
The PSNI says it was a "distressing and frightening ordeal" for everyone involved and it's thankful no one was physically injured.
It's the second bus in a matter of days that was hijacked and set on fire.