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Man sustains facial injuries after youths smash Dublin Bus window with rock

A passenger who was sitting next to the man said he was covered with glass after the rock smashed through the window.

Image: Lucy Coffey

A MAN SUSTAINED injuries to his face last night after a group of youths in Stillorgan threw a rock through the window of a Dublin Bus.

The incident occurred on a 47 bus on the Kilmacud Road at 10pm.

Lucy Coffey, who was sitting next to the injured man at the back of the bus said the rock came through the window and “glanced off the side of his head and down by his eye”.

She said the man was covered with glass and was bleeding from around his ear and the side of his face.

“He was really shocked by it,” she said.

I moved him away from the window after it happened and sat him down on a lower part of the bus. Another passenger gave me tissues and I wiped some of the blood off him.

Coffey said a group of three children aged between 12 and 14, all wearing hoodies, were involved.

“They sprinted off when they realised they’d broken the window and hurt someone.”

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She also said it was lucky no one else on the bus was injured.

“One older gentleman was sitting right in front of where the stone came through,” she explained.

It’s a real pity it happened. The man said to me: “I shouldn’t have to deal with this, I just came home from work, I didn’t do anything wrong”.

A spokesperson for Dublin Bus confirmed the incident, telling TheJournal.ie the driver immediately contacted the control room and emergency services attended the scene along with an inspector.

The injured man, who is in his 30s, was taken to hospital by ambulance.

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