Translink withdraws buses during “general unrest” in west Belfast

The BBC are reporting that Translink have withdrawn its buses from an area of west Belfast after one of its buses was attacked during what a company spokesperson described as “general unrest”. From the BBC report

The police have been unable to confirm reports of trouble on the Springfield Road but Translink said it has withdrawn its buses from the area. The trouble was reportedly focused around the Mackie’s factory site. The Translink spokesperson said that she understood youths had attempted to set fire to the road.

Adds In a prompt update to the BBC report we are now informed that petrol bombs were thrown and that “Police have said they have dispersed the crowd and the area is now quiet.”