Belfast Telegraph

Thieves raid soccer fans' coaches

Several buses carrying Glentoran football fans were broken into during a match in Sligo and human waste was left on one coach.

A woman's handbag, house and car keys and coats were stolen in the incident as the Belfast club played Rovers in the Setanta Cup competition on Monday night.

All buses carrying fans from Glentoran supporters' clubs were escorted inside the Showgrounds to what was believed to be a secure car park before the match.

Excrement was smeared along the floor of one of the buses during the break-in.

Local gardai are investigating after officers at the ground received one complaint of theft and a full statement was being taken on Tuesday.

It is believed the buses were broken into through the emergency exits while the match was on.

Glentoran were beaten 2-0 by Sligo Rovers in the quarter-final tie.

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