The Aston Villa team bus was weakened when a brick was thrown at its windscreen immediately after the side’s acquire at Burnley on Sunday, police have confirmed.
The brick was thrown from a footbridge on the M65 in Lancashire as the Villa staff started their journey household fron Turf Moor.
No one was hurt but the issue is currently being investigated by Lancashire Law enforcement and Burnley have reported they are ‘saddened and dismayed’ by the incident.
Superintendent Melita Worswick, of Lancashire Police, explained: “This incident occurred when a great deal of traffic was leaving the area following the football match in between Burnley and Aston Villa.
“It is almost nothing but superior fortune that the brick didn’t bring about more hurt, or consequence in anyone staying severely wounded or even killed.
“We can’t say at this place no matter if this was a qualified assault but enquiries are ongoing and this will type aspect of our investigation.
“We are now decided to locate the person or people today responsible and are asking for any individual with information to get in touch.”
The incident is a additional embarrassment for Burnley immediately after Manchester City’s Rico Lewis was struck by an item thrown from the crowd in the period-opening match at Turf Moor earlier this thirty day period. Enjoy was also halted briefly for the duration of that recreation thanks to a pitch invader.
A assertion from the club browse: “Burnley Soccer Club are saddened and dismayed to understand about an assault on the Aston Villa team bus at junction 10 of the M65 following modern match.
“Obtaining spoken with Villa we are relieved to listen to no person was hurt in the incident. We strongly condemn this behaviour and will assist Lancashire Police in their endeavours to obtain whoever was responsible.”
Promoted Burnley have been beaten 3-1 by Villa in what was their second Leading League match of the campaign. They are still to acquire a position.
A double inside the first 20 minutes by Matty Money place Unai Emery’s guys in the ascendancy just before Lyle Foster pulled a person back for Burnley early in the next 50 %.
But Moussa Diaby’s strike just soon after the hour mark sealed the three points for the absent facet.