A BUS has been damaged and its driver left shaken after youths egged the football team transport during a game in Denbigh.

The incident took place near Central Park on Friday night while Denbigh Town Football Club were hosting Holyhead Hotspurs.

The youths had been at the first half of the match and upon leaving the stadium walked past the away team bus throwing eggs at it causing a more than £80 clean up bill.

Denbigh Town FC chairman, Shon Powell, in a statement said: "We are very concerned to learn that there was an incident near Central Park yesterday evening, Friday 23rd November, during the Denbigh Town v Holyhead Hotspur match in which a gang of children / youths threw eggs at the Holyhead team bus.

"Enquiries at the time revealed that the youngsters involved were at the match during the first half and when walking past the bus one of the youths opened the door but was confronted by the bus driver.

"Approximately ten minutes later the same youngsters returned and pelted the coach with eggs covering the entire one side of the vehicle before running off.

"We have been informed by the bus company that the cost of labour and materials to clean the coach amounted to over eighty pounds and that the same coach was in fact booked out for a job the following morning but they then had to make alternative arrangements.

"As well as the cost and the huge inconvenience to the company the bus driver was left shocked and alarmed and will no longer accept jobs to drive football team busses."

North Wales Police have been informed of the incident and the club said PC Gareth Malethan will be the officer dealing with the matter.

Both Denbigh Town FC and police are appealing for anyone with information on the incident to come forward.

Mr Powell said: "The club are appealing for any information that would help bring this unsavoury incident to a close as soon as possible ideally by the offenders coming forward initially and identifying themselves either to the club or to the police.

"Persons willing to help can contact the police direct by quoting the reference W167380 or can contact any Denbigh Town committee member."

Currently children under 16-year-old can attend Denbigh Town matches free of charge but the club said they would be looking at and possibly reconsidering this policy after the events of Friday night.