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09th Jul 2018

England fan suspected of smashing up ambulance following Sweden win identified

James Dawson

There remain others left to identify

An England fan suspected of vandalising an ambulance following the Three Lion’s win over Sweden on Saturday has been identified, according to police.

The force circulated CCTV images and launched a manhunt after an NHS ambulance was trampled near Borough Market during wild celebrations as England reached their first World Cup semi-final in 28 years.

Fans were photographed jumping on the bonnet and roof of the rapid response vehicle while the London ambulance service officer attended a call nearby.

The car was left with a completely smashed windscreen and heavy denting to the bonnet, roof and bumper.

London Ambulance Service tweeted photos of the badly damaged ambulance and the official Joint Response Unit Twitter account also tweeted to say: “We are better than this England.”

Police have now confirmed that a woman suspected of having taken part in the vandalism has now been identified. In a post, Poplar Police thanked the public for helping find one of the culprits, adding: “Now it’s our turn.”

Several people were photographed on top of the ambulance. It is yet to be confirmed whether any other suspected have been identified, however, the force has continued to tweet out images of those believed to have taken part in the wild celebrations.

Elsewhere some England fans even invaded Swedish furniture store Ikea in Westfield shopping centre in Stratford, London, jumping up and down on the beds and singing.