Euro 2020: the metropolitan police make 86 arrests in the context of the Italy-England final | Football news


The Metropolitan Police made 86 arrests as part of the police operation of the Euro 2020 final after unrest in London on Sunday.

No fewer than 53 of those arrests were made at Wembley, where England lost to Italy in a penalty shootout, police said on Monday.

People have been arrested for a range of offenses, including assault, drunkenness and disturbing public order.

Nineteen police officers were injured, including one who lost a tooth in the disorder, while another had a broken hand.

Wembley officials confirmed on Sunday that a “small group” of ticketless fans breached security and were able to gain access to the stadium ahead of the match.

Images have also emerged in the hours leading up to the mess finale in Leicester Square.

Assistant Deputy Commissioner Laurence Taylor said the police “did not lose control at any time.”

He added: “It is clear that there was behavior from some people that was unacceptable.

“The way Wembley has handled the fans inside the venue is for Wembley and the police are for the outside.

“But it’s a very important relationship and we worked very closely with them at night on unprecedented scenes which were difficult but which we dealt with quickly and efficiently.”

The Football Association has since promised a full review of the circumstances surrounding the security breach at Wembley.

The FA earlier condemned the “totally unacceptable” actions of those who forcibly entered the stadium.

An FA spokesperson said in a statement: “These people are a disgrace to the England team and to all true fans who wanted to enjoy one of the most important games in our history.

“We will work with the relevant authorities to take action against anyone identified as having illegally forcibly entered the stadium.”

England were in a men’s major tournament final for the first time since the 1966 World Cup.


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