Two police officers injured in clashes with fans after England’s quarter-final win in Euro 2020

The Metropolitan Police confirmed they made nine football-related arrests on Saturday.


Two police officers were injured after clashes with fans in Leicester Square following England’s Euro 2020 quarter-final win over Ukraine. On Saturday the Metropolitan Police confirmed they made nine football-related arrests after England’s impressive 4-0 victory in Rome.

Three men were arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer, four on suspicion of violent disorder, one on suspicion of actual bodily harm and one on suspicion of drunk and disorderly behaviour.

Jane Connors, the Deputy assistant commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, said in a statement: “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,” he added.

Harry Kane scored twice as England enjoyed a comfortable victory against Ukraine. England will face Denmark in the semi-finals of Euro 2020 at Wembley on Wednesday, where the winners will be playing either Italy or Spain in the final next Sunday.