WREXHAM AFC says it is working with police to identify the culprits who allegedly pelted Torquay United fans with coins and bottles during Saturday's 1-1 draw at the Racecourse Ground.

The club confirmed in a statement today that it is "aware of reports of unacceptable incidents and behaviour" aimed at opposition supporters "by a very small minority".

Torquay United Supporters Trust (TUST) claims "disgraceful and unprovoked scenes" unfolded after the visitors levelled late on in what was the first home match attended by Wrexham's Hollywood owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney.

A TUST spokesperson said: "We have received reports of coins, plastic and glass bottles, a lighter and coffee being thrown at Torquay fans sitting in the lower tier stand from Wrexham supporters sat above them shortly after Torquay equalised in a match that ended 1-1.

"Original seating allocation had away fans in the upper tier but were moved before kick-off.

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"Eye witness accounts tell of several people being hit - one lady was hit on the head by a bottle, another by a coin on the side of the head, a man had a cut below an eye from a coin while a child was left frightened and bleeding from coins on the back of his head.

"TUST condemns these actions as totally unacceptable and would ask that those among the 242 Torquay United ‘Yellow Army’ contact the police so that further action can be taken.

"What had started out as an enjoyable, happy occasion as the home crowd of over 9,000 welcomed their two Hollywood owners, Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, ended with the Torquay Supporters’ coach having a police escort to the motorway and fans on foot escorted to the train station.

"TUST request that the appropriate authorities investigate these incidents so that those responsible are made accountable for their actions and has contacted Wrexham FC and our friends at the Wrexham Supporters Trust to raise our concerns."

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Torquay United FC said in a statement: "Torquay United AFC is aware of a number of reports relating to incidents our travelling supporters were subjected to at our game away to Wrexham yesterday.

"The safety of our supporters will always be of paramount importance to us, and any actions that threaten this will not be tolerated.

"The Club can confirm they have made an official complaint to the National League, informed the FA and are working with the Police to identify those involved.

"Everybody at Torquay United would once again like to express its appreciation to the Yellow Army for the fantastic support they continue to provide to the team, both home and away."

Wrexham AFC said: "Wrexham AFC regret to say we are aware of reports of unacceptable incidents and behaviour at our match against Torquay United, directed towards opposition supporters, by a very small minority of attendees at the game.

"We would like to reassure the supporters of both teams that we are reviewing footage and working with North Wales Police to identify those responsible.

"Such behaviour will not be tolerated at the Racecourse Ground, and those identified will face the strictest punishments available to the Club. You are not welcome at our Football Club. The safety of all people attending games at the Racecourse Ground is of paramount importance.

"We would like to thank the 242 Torquay supporters who made the long return trip from Devon to North Wales for the game, and our true fans who supported us in great numbers once again."