Sheffield trams smashed up by rampaging fans

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FOOTBALL yobs smashed up three Sheffield trams when disorder broke out after last Saturday’s Owls Championship game against Millwall.

The yobs, believed to be supporters of the south London club, caused ‘significant damage’ to two of the Stagecoach trams, breaking doors and smashing windows.

Millwall had just lost 3-2 to Wednesday before the fans launched their vandalism spree.

One of the worst affected trams was heading towards Hillsborough, while the other was bound for the city centre.

Four people were arrested for public order offences and the trams are now back in service.

A spokeswoman for Supertram said: “We are assisting police with their inquiries into the behaviour of some football fans on Saturday, following damage caused to three trams while in service.

“Two of our trams suffered significant damage, including broken doors and smashed windows and had to be taken out of service.

“As a result of these incidents, there were delays of up to 40 minutes to tram services on the blue and yellow routes on Saturday afternoon, with services returning to normal early in the evening. Fortunately, nobody was injured in any of the incidents as far as we are aware. We have provided CCTV footage to assist police in tracking down those responsible.”

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “Following the football match, four people were arrested for public order-related offences, following damage to two trams.

“One tram was travelling towards Hillsborough and the other was returning to the city centre.”

She said a full investigation had been launched into the incident.

Witnesses or anyone with information should call police on 101.

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