Euro 2020: Two police officers injured after clashes with fans following England's quarter-final win

Following England's Euro 2020 quarterfinal win over Ukraine, two police officers were hurt in clashes at Leicester Square. After England's impressive victory in Rome, 4-0, the Metropolitan Police confirmed that they had made nine arrests related to football. Three men were arrested for assaulting a police officer; four others on suspicion on violent disorder, one suspect of actual bodily injury, and one on suspicion that they were drunk and disorderly. Image: England defeated Ukraine 4-0 in Rome, setting up a semi-final match against Denmark Jane Connors (Deputy Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police) said that the Met was present in London during the Euros and celebrated England's progress. "Last night, following England's match with Ukraine, we saw a lot of people taking to the streets. I am happy to report that it was mostly good-natured. Officers were able to engage positively with fans and dispersed when they asked. "A larger crowd was present in Leicester Square, but the area was cleared by 23:30 hours. Two officers sustained injuries in clearing the area, but their injuries aren't life-threatening. "We want everyone to be able enjoy the Euros safe and secure. We will keep in place measures to protect the public, prevent disorder and crime and to respond quickly to any incidents. "I also want to remind everyone that London is still in a public-health crisis. We must all take steps to adhere to the rules as per the government's guidance." England will face Denmark in the Euro 2020 semi-finals at Wembley on Wednesday. The winners will play either Spain or Italy in the final next Sunday.


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