England fans attempt to storm into Wembley ahead of Euro 2020 final

A group of fans have attempted to storm into Wembley Stadium just two hours before England’s Euro 2020 final with Italy.

Thousands of supporters have been gathering outside the ground since midday, with the majority looking forward to the game peacefully.

However, as the hours wind down a number have now attempted to break down security cordons in order to access the stadium.

Further metal barriers have since been erected in order to keep the onrushing supporters out, with Sky Sports News reporting that the breach has been halted and relative peace restored.

Metropolitan Police had warned people without tickets to stay away from the area and said it would deploy “a great many officers and specialist units to prevent crime and disorder and respond to any incidents right across London”.

UEFA have released a statement which reads: “Fans have been jumping over barriers but there has been no access to the stadium. No concern that any protocol will come into place in which the stadium will be shut down.

“There is no concern this final will not go ahead.”

More than 60,000 will be in attendance at Wembley, with around 7,000 backing the Azzurri including 1,000 that have flown out from Italy.