August 28, 2023

Brick Thrown at Aston Villa Bus

Aston Villa players were left shaken after a brick was thrown at their bus as they were travelling home following their 3-1 victory against Burnley on Sunday, 27 August.

The incident took place shortly after Villa left Turf Moor Stadium in Lancashire, England when a brick was thrown from a footbridge over the M65 motorway. According to Lancashire Police, some damage was caused to the vehicle when the projectile connected with the windscreen.

Burnley released a statement via X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, later that evening, stating that they were “relieved to hear that nobody was hurt” and they “strongly condemn this behaviour and will support Lancashire Police in their efforts to find whoever was responsible.”

Lancashire Police’s Superintendent, Melita Worswick, also released a statement to the media on the same night, saying: “We cannot say at this point whether this was a targeted attack but enquiries are ongoing and this will form part of our investigation.

“We are now determined to find the person or people responsible, and are asking for anyone with information to get in touch,” Worswick added.

As of yet, Aston Villa has not released a statement to the public regarding the incident.

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