Crawley football fans bus attacked in Wolverhampton

A bus carrying Crawley Town football fans was attacked as it travelled through Wolverhampton, police have said.

The windows were smashed as it was driven along the Ring Road on Friday after a match between Crawley and Wolves at Molineux.

The club tweeted there were reports that bricks had been thrown.

West Midlands Police said there were no reports of injuries but said it was investigating the incident.

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