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French police on Paris buses after drivers attacked

French police on Paris buses after drivers attacked
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President Sarkozy has ordered new security measures in a troubled Paris suburb after a series of attacks of buses.

Drivers have been refusing to work in Tremblay-en-France as a result of the attacks which are believed to be in revenge for police seizing a million euros in cash and large quantity of drugs during an apartment raid earlier this week.

After meeting the President and France’s Interior Minister one of the bus drivers applauded the increased security but called for more protection for public transport workers on other routes across the city.

Security in inner-cities like Tremblay-en-France has been a major talking point in France this week as a result of a television report which showed how a gang of drug trafficers were controlling access to and from housing blocks in the city.

Police say they acted following the programme but it’s since emerged the station leaked details of its report to senior detectives a week before it was broadcast.