CCTV appeal after brick thrown at Aston Villa team bus following Burnley game
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The incident occurred shortly before 5-15pm, following the Premier League encounter with Burnley on Sunday, as the coach was entering the motorway at junction 10.
The brick caused some damage to the coach, striking the windscreen, though nobody was injured.
Police are also still appealing for information from anybody in the area who either saw the incident or saw those responsible.
Supt Melita Worswick, of Lancashire Police, said: “This incident could have been so much worse and it is nothing but good luck that nobody was injured. The coach driver could have been injured by the broken glass, causing him to swerve into another vehicle, or another vehicle could have been hit by the brick. There could have been serious injuries or even fatalities. For this reason we are taking this incident extremely seriously.
“We have now released CCTV footage from the coach and are asking anybody who recognises the two men on the left to get in touch. We appreciate the footage of them is quite grainy, but one is wearing distinctive clothing and this may help somebody recognise them.
“The area was busy when incident occurred, with bank holiday traffic and people leaving the area following the football match between Burnley and Aston Villa, and we believe there will be people out there who have not yet spoken to us, who either saw who was responsible or has dashcam showing the men more clearly. Whatever information you have please get in touch.”
Anybody with information can contact police on 101, quoting log 480.
A man was arrested in relation to the incident but has since been released no further action, having been found not to have been involved.