Riot police clamp down on England fan celebrations with 20 arrests after win

Riot police descended on central London after large crowds gathered following England's Euros win against Denmark as a small group of people climbed on top of the roof of a red double decker bus.

Footage and photos taken at Piccadilly Square showed a number of people on top of a bus and officers from the Met Police in riot gear assisting some people down.

In another video England fans can be seen singing while standing only a few metres in front of police who are wearing protective helmets.

Police confirmed on Twitter that large numbers were gathering near Leicester Square and Piccadilly with cops advising those celebrating to head home.

In a Tweet police wrote: "We are aware of large crowds gathering across the capital and specifically in central London nr Leicester Square & Piccadilly. Officers remain in the area but we would ask that people start heading home."

A couple of hours later at around 1am on Thursday officers confirmed that there were multiple arrests ranging from public order offences and assault on police.

Officers tweeted: "Following the fantastic win by England, officers were out across London patrolling and engaging with people. There were large pockets of groups who gathered predominantly in central London, and officers remained with them.

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"20 arrests have been made by officers for a number of offences including common assault, public order and assault on police."

Footage on social media also showed several police vans from the Territorial Support Group by Clapham Common in Lambeth.

England are through to the final of Euro 2020 after a thrilling extra-time win over Denmark on a pulsating night of drama at Wembley.

The team will now play Italy on Sunday in England's first major tournament final since 1966.

England's captain Harry Kane scored the winner in extra time from a penalty rebound that he initially had saved by the Danish keeper.

Manager Gareth Southgate told ITV: "I'm so proud of the players. It's an incredible occasion to be a part of. We knew it wouldn't be straightforward.

"When you've waited as long as we have to get through a semi-final, the players – considering the limited international experience some of them have – have done an incredible job."

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