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UK News Police arrest 30 in operation for England-Scotland clash

10:50  19 june  2021
10:50  19 june  2021 Source:   msn.com

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Police made 18 arrests in London after the England Scotland match. Photograph: Alberto Pezzali/AP. Others kicked footballs, some held up bottles of alcohol and many sang the Scottish national anthem and chanted “No Scotland, no party.” The Metropolitan police said 18 males were arrested as part of the overall policing operation .

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A total of 30 people were arrested in central London as part of the policing operation for England’s Euros clash with Scotland, Met Police said.

The force added 25 of the arrests were in central London while five people were arrested in the vicinity of Wembley.

Scotland Yard said in a tweet: “13 arrests were for public order offences, 6 for drunk and disorderly, 4 for assault on police, 3 for assault, 2 related to Class A drugs and one each for breaching a dispersal order and breaching a banning order.”

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Police have arrested 18 people amid the wild celebrations in central London as Scotland held England to a 0-0 draw at Wembley, sending the Tartan Army into raptures as they continued their drunken revelry in the West End. As more than 1,000 fans returned to Leicester Square from pubs in central London police eventually took the decision to allow them back inside the cordon. A spokesman for the force told PA: 'As a result of the policing operation today in relation to the football, 18 people have been arrested so far by officers.

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Video: Scotland and England prepare for Group D clash (Reuters)

Red flares were set off as crowds congregated in Leicester Square for the much-anticipated match, which ended in a scoreless draw.

Many fans were wearing kilts and draped in Scotland flags, singing and cheering in the popular tourist spot.

Others kicked footballs, some held aloft bottles of alcohol and many belted out the Scottish national anthem and chanted “No Scotland, no party”.

The Met said officers entered Leicester Square at about 12.45am and encouraged those still at the scene to leave the area, with the square finally cleared by 1.15am.

England begin preparations in training for last Euro 2020 group game .
Steve Clarke's dogged, combative Scotland held England to a 0-0 draw at Wembley, meaning both England and the Czech Republic are on four points ahead of their Group D decider on Tuesday. Scotland, on one point along with Croatia, know they can still qualify if they beat Zlatko Dalic's side, also on Tuesday, with England's qualification not yet assured.

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