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Two police officers injured in fans’ clash after England’s victory

Sun 04 July 2021 | 12:11

After England’s victory over Ukraine in the Euro 2020 quarter-finals, two police officers got injured when fans clashed in Leicester Square.

According to Metropolitan Police, nine football-related arrests happened on Saturday after Euro 2020 quarter-final clash between

England

and

Ukraine

.

Three men assaulted a police officer and were arrested, with four more people arrested for violent disorder, one on suspicion of bodily harm and one on suspicion of drunk and disorderly behaviour.

Jane Connors, Metropolitan Police’s deputy assistant commissioner, said:

"The Met has maintained a highly visible presence across London as people enjoy the Euros and celebrate England's progression in the tournament.

"Last night following England's match against Ukraine we saw a number of people take to the streets and I am pleased to say that this was all largely good-natured. Fans engaged positively with officers and they dispersed when asked.

"While a larger crowd gathered in Leicester Square this area was cleared by approximately 23:30hrs. Two officers were injured as this area was cleared and thankfully their injuries are not life-threatening.

"We want people to be able to enjoy the Euros safely and securely. We will continue to have measures in place to keep the public safe, prevent crime and disorder and respond effectively to any incidents.

"I would also like to remind everyone that London remains in a public health crisis and we must all take action to stick to the rules in line with the government guidance."

The Three Lions will go against Denmark in Euro 2020’s semi-finals on Wednesday and the winners of the game will face the winners of the clash between Italy and Spain in the final next Sunday.


source: SportMob