Coach carrying FGR fans attacked at Alfreton away game
THE windscreen of a coach carrying Forest Green Rovers fans was smashed after Saturday's away game against Alfreton, in Derbyshire.
A man hit the windscreen with an object causing it to crack while the vehicle was parked near Alfreton Town Football Club.
FGR fan John Light said: "A smartly dressed man in his 50s diverted towards the coach and hit the windscreen.
"I think he had a stone in his hand.
"There was total disbelief on the coach that something like this had happened.
"It was only a small crowd and Alfreton had won the game."
Repairs cost Stonehouse coach firm KB Coaches more than £1,000.
“It is a lot of money and it had to be done that night as the coach was being used the next morning," said Andy Francis, of KB Coaches.
“There should have been more stewarding around the vehicle."
Police are investigating the incident, no one has been arrested.
John Glasby, director of Alfreton Town Football Club said: "At the moment there is no proof that the incident was caused by an Alfreton fan.
"There has been a suggestion that the problem may have been caused by a local resident who was objecting to where the coach was parked.
"The incident has been taken seriously by the club and if it is proved to be one of our fans then we will take immediate disciplinary action.
"This is not usual at our matches and we hope it did not spoil their day."
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