Police clash with England fans as multiple people arrested in London

England fans clashed with police in London with supporters wrestled to the ground in wild scenes as celebrations after victory over Ukraine got out of control.

Nine arrests were made in the capital on Saturday night, the force confirmed with one arrested on suspicion of actual bodily harm of a police officer and three accused of assaulting a police officer.

Cops battled to maintain order in the centre of the capital with human barricades after hundreds of supporters descended on Leicester Square following the 4-0 quarter-final win.

Celebrations took place around the country with plenty of alcohol but were largely in good spirits and without trouble, but in London police were forced to move in.

A line of police officers tried to disperse fans from Leicester Square while one supporter was seen letting off a flare in Piccadilly Circus.

The force confirmed nine arrests: 

  • A man was arrested on suspicion of drunk and disorderly behaviour.
  • A man was arrested on suspicion of actual bodily harm of a police officer
  • Three men were arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer
  • Four men were arrested on suspicion of violent disorder.

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Jane Connors, Metropolitan Police Service said: “The Met has maintained a highly visible presence across London as people enjoy the Euros and celebrate England’s progression in the tournament.”