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08th Jul 2018

England fans smash up ambulance during wild celebrations

The incident occurred near Borough Market in London

Kyle Picknell

Things got out of hand as England reached their first World Cup semi-final in 28 years

An NHS ambulance was trampled near Borough Market during wild celebrations yesterday after England’s 2-0 win over Sweden.

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. The right wing mirror was also almost completely ripped from the car.


In response to the incident the London Ambulance official Twitter account said:

‘We’re delighted with the result, but this has put a big dampener on the celebrations for us.

‘While our officer attended a call nearby, this car was damaged in Borough High Street during the celebrations after the game.

‘It’s now off the road to be repaired.’

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.

England play Croatia on Wednesday. Please don’t be a tit and jump on an ambulance. Thanks.