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A tour bus belonging to Northern Ireland rockers Ash has been pelted with bricks while travelling past refugee camps in Calais in France
The band's frontman Tim Wheeler last night revealed on Instagram how the bus "ran the gauntlet" in the French port town, which in recent times has attracted a great number of refugees.
Wheeler said that the driver of the bus, who he named as Paul, had been struck in the face, but added that he was okay.
The 38-year-old from Downpatrick had been performing in Paris on Tuesday, and it is understood that he was returning to the UK when the bus he was travelling on came under attack.
The rock star wrote on social media: "An eventful 24 hours continued with us getting our bus battered with bricks running the gauntlet at Calais.
"We were going past the refugee camp at Calais, and there was a large group on the road trying to stop trucks to climb on and it got a little dicey.
"Paul, our driver, took a blow to the face and was pretty shaken but is okay."
In the aftermath of the attack, fans sent messages of support to the band and wished the driver a speedy recovery. One wrote online they were "glad you're all okay!" and that they were "glad it wasn't more serious".
"Kudos to Paul for getting you all out safe," added another fan.