Norwich City fans describe moment coach windows were smashed by vandals

The smashed window on the Norwich City supporters' coach leaving Watford. Picture: Jacks Back ?@jack

The smashed window on the Norwich City supporters' coach leaving Watford. Picture: Jacks Back ?@jacknorwich - Credit: Archant

Norwich City supporters have spoken of the moment their coach was targeted at Watford on Saturday.

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A Norwich City supporters coach was targeted by vandals shortly after the Canaries' away game against Watford.

The Club Canary coach was heading away from Vicarage Road after City's 2-0 defeat on Saturday when the incident took place. Police are now appealing for information about what happened.

Jack Bryant, a 19-year-old University of East Anglia student and Norwich City season ticket holder, had been on the coach at the time and was about two seats away from where the window was smashed.

He said: 'We were on the coach. We had just left the ground and it was pretty routine as we were trying to get out of Watford...Just as we got to a roundabout we heard a massive bang.

'Nobody really knew what had happened. We looked around and we saw one of the windows was completely smashed.'

He said it was thought it was a rock or a stone that was thrown at the coach, and that he believed it may have been a group of young people that caused the damage, and that they were not necessarily Watford fans.

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The coach stopped and the police were contacted, but Mr Bryant said the trip home was only delayed by about 20 minutes. He said the coach was able to carry on the journey as it was only the window's outside layer of glass that had been damaged.

A number of people, including Mr Bryant, took to Twitter to talk about the incident.

One tweeter called @pollyparrot91 posted: 'Watford fans throwing stones at Norwich coach? Really?'

Another - @christopherjennings28 - wrote: 'If reports of Watford fans throwing stones at Norwich supporters coach are true you're a disgrace.'

Hertfordshire Police's @WatfordPolFooty Twitter feed posted: 'Following today's fixture one of the Norwich supporters coaches had its windows smashed on Rickmansworth Road. Any witnesses please phone 101.'

A total of 2,139 Norwich fans travelled to the game