A MILLWALL fan today told of his terror after violence flared in Huddersfield.
Robert Coleman was on a coach which was “ambushed” by yobs at Wakefield Road, Waterloo, an hour before Friday night’s game against Town.
He told how a hail of glasses and bottles rained down on the double-decker coach, which had stopped at traffic lights on the way from the M1 to the Galpharm Stadium.
More than 100 fans fought in the road after three minibuses filled with Millwall supporters also stopped at the scene.
It took a huge number of police to quell the violence and officers from the West Yorkshire Homicide and Major Enquiry team have now joined a specialist team investigating the violence.
They are trawling through dozens of CCTV images and films to identify those responsible for the violence.
Mr Coleman, of Kent, who was on the coach with his 14-year-old son and nephew, said: “We never thought of Huddersfield being a place we could expect trouble.
“I know Millwall has a poor reputation but 95% of our supporters go to games purely for the football.
“The people on that coach were genuine Millwall supporters, many of them with families, and it was frightening when the bottles and glasses started raining down on us.
“The window by the driver was smashed and the windscreen was cracked. I saw a bottle and two pint glasses hit the window beside me but luckily it did not smash.
“I did not know about the other minibuses following us from the motorway and certainly I heard nothing about any problems fans were expecting.
“It was very frightening and I hope the police catch all those responsible, from whichever side they follow.”