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Hull City coach attacked after Liverpool FC away match

Damage to coach which had Hull City fans on board
Image caption The coach had stopped in Townsend Avenue near Liverpool's Anfield stadium when it was targeted

A coach with Hull City fans on board had its windows smashed after the club's match away to Liverpool.

The coach had stopped near Liverpool's Anfield stadium after the match on New Year's Day when it was targeted.

Merseyside Police said a number of Hull fans who were on board were left "shaken" and one man reported suffering back pain.

Officers are investigating the report of criminal damage and are examining CCTV footage.

'It was pandemonium'

The attack happened in Townsend Avenue, in Anfield, at 17:35 GMT - just over half-an-hour after the match, which Liverpool won 2-0, finished.

Supt Chris Markey said: "We work closely with both clubs and the local authority at football matches so they can be enjoyed safely by all.

"I'm sure Liverpool residents would agree that it's disappointing to hear that visitors to our city have had this experience."

Steve Simpson, who was on the coach, said: "It was pretty frightening. It was pandemonium."

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