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Police appeal for witnesses to city centre bus crash

The scene at Belfast's Custom House Square where a pedestrian was knocked down by a bus. Credit: UTV

Police want to hear from anyone who witnessed a pedestrian being hit by a bus in Belfast city centre on Saturday morning.

The man, in his mid-20s, is in a stable condition in hospital after he was freed by emergency services from under the Ulsterbus following the collision at around 11.25am.

Translink is investigating the incident.

Constable McMurray said: “We believe the pedestrian involved was running in the area just prior to the incident and was carrying a black travel mug.

“He is described as being around 5’ 10” tall, of medium build and in his mid-20s. At the time of the incident he was wearing dark-coloured bottoms and a white jacket.

“We are appealing to anyone who was in the area around the time of the incident and saw the pedestrian prior to the collision or anyone who has any information that could help with our investigation, to get in touch on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 563 of 23/9/17.”