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Police probe over violent clashes between rival cricket fans

A police investigation in underway after violent clashes erupted in Leicester last night after Pakistan beat India in the ICC Champions Trophy.

Belgrave Road was blocked off as rival supporters came out onto the streets following the game.

Six officers were injured in the incident. Video footage, shared widely on social media, shows supporters throwing bottles as police stood between them.

Part of the road was blocked for the whole evening. Two arrests have been made and now police are reviewing body cam footage to find others who are suspected of taking part in the disorder.

It’s really disappointing that a minority of people chose to indulge in this behaviour which caused injuries and traffic disruption to thousands of motorists as well as to pedestrians.

I would like to thank the majority of people who were out and about in the area for their patience as we worked hard to disperse the crowds and deal with those causing trouble. I’d also like to publicly thank my officers who worked in difficult and challenging circumstances to bring the situation under control.

– Asst Chief Constable, Rob Nixon, Leicestershire Police