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Man ‘took pictures’ of children on bus


POLICE are investigating the report of a man taking photographs of children on a Translink bus.

A member of the public who had siblings at the scene contacted the Ulster Herald about the alleged incident which he said involved children on the Plumbridge bus last Wednesday.

Police confirmed they are investigating and there was a visible police presence at the bus station on Thursday afternoon.

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A PSNI spokesperson said police had spoken to people regarding the alleged incident.

“There have been no arrests and enquiries are ongoing.”

A Translink spokesperson said, “We have a report of this and are assisting the PSNI.”

Omagh town councillor Joanne Donnelly described the report as “very worrying.” She added, “It is terrible that a grown adult appears to have put children into that situation.

“Parents and teachers need to make children very aware of the dangers. You would expect children to be safe on their way home from school,” she continued.

“The bus authorities and teachers do a great job but we live in a time where photos can be taken very subtly.

“If children suspect anything suspicious at all they need to report it to the drivers and parents and police. That appears to have happened in this case and hopefully the authorities can find out what was going on.”

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