Euro 2016: Police arrest 36 people after clashes in Lille

French police have arrested at least 36 people following clashes with football fans in Lille.

On several occasions police charged crowds of chanting supporters, and red flares were let off amid a tense stand-off with officers.

The clashes followed the conclusion of Russia's match against Slovakia and come ahead of the England and Wales match to be played in nearby Lens later on Thursday.

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Six Russian football fans arrested after attacks in Germany

German police officers arrested the six Russians in Cologne. Credit: PA

Six Russian football fans have been arrested by German police officers following an attack in Cologne.

The six fans are alleged to have attacked two Spanish tourists and their companion at the square in front of the city's cathedral.

Police are investigating whether there is any connection to the disturbances at the Euro 2016 tournament in France.

The suspects arrested allegedly drunk and had tickets to Russia's matches, as well as face masks and mouth guards that police regard as typical hooligan gear.

Five were immediately arrested, but a sixth suspect, who had fled the scene, was arrested in the departure lounge at Cologne airport before he could board a flight to Ibiza, Spain.


17 arrested in Lille as England celebrated victory over Wales

Football fans celebrate in the fans zone in Lille on Thursday. Credit: Niall Carson / PA

Seventeen people were arrested in Lille on Thursday, but police have said the evening passed without major incident.

Nearly 10,000 fans watched England beat Wales 2-1 on Thursday in the city's heavily policed fan zone, before joining other supporters - who returned after watching the game in Lens - outside several bars in the city.

Authorities said 17 people were arrested, but they did not have any information on their nationalities.

Among them were six people who allegedly committed an aggressive act against a member of staff at the fan zone and others who let off a flare near a police officer.

13 people were given first aid in the fan zone, but the nature of their injuries is unknown.

Three Russians imprisoned for Euro 2016 violence

A policeman enters a court where three Russian men faced charges over Euro 2016 violence. Credit: Reuters

Three Russian football supporters have been jailed for two years over the Euro 2016 violence in Marseille.

Among the three men, charged with inciting violence on June 11 ahead of the England-Russia game, was Alexi Erunov, the director for fan relations at Lokomotiv Moscow club.

Filmed footage posted online showed Erunov shouting and gesturing as well as carrying out acts of violence. He denied the charges but was sentenced to two years.

Dynamo Moscow fan Nikolai Morozov received a 12-month sentence and Sergei Gorbachev, the director of a construction company in the central Russian city of Tula, received 18 months.

All three also face a two-year ban from France upon release.

Authorities said 20 Russian men are to be deported from France next week for their role in the violence that has marred the first week of Euro 2016.


20 Russian fans to be deported after Marseille violence

Russian football fans were ushered off this bus after being stopped by police. Credit: Reuters

Twenty Russian men will be deported from France for their role in the violence that has marred Euro 2016, French officials have said.

Stephane Bouillon, prefect for the region including Marseille, said the unnamed men will be deported next week.

The fans are being held in a detention centre and were suspected of "participation in skirmishes linked to the England-Russia game on June 11 in Marseille."

The men were among 43 Russians who were detained on Tuesday after their bus was stopped by French police in a check of hooligans.

Lens security in full swing as England and Wales fans arrive

England and Wales fans have been greeted at Lens train station by a heavy police presence.

ITV News correspondent Emma Murphy has recorded video footage from the scene and said bags are being searched.

Fans of the two nations have begun arriving in the city ahead of the Euro 2016 Group B match between England and Wales at the nearby Stade Bollaert-Delelis stadium.

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There has been heavy rain in the city overnight, which she adds could dampen the threat of further trouble.

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