EURO 2016

Further clashes between police and England fans in Marseille

EURO 2016By Sunday World
Two England fans launch bottles at French fans
Two England fans launch bottles at French fans
The bottles fly in Marseille
The bottles fly in Marseille
Pictures of clashes between French police and England fans in Marseilles today
Pictures of clashes between French police and England fans in Marseilles today
Pictures of clashes between French police and England fans in Marseilles today
Pictures of clashes between French police and England fans in Marseilles today
Pictures of clashes between French police and England fans in Marseilles today
Pictures of clashes between French police and England fans in Marseilles today
Pictures of clashes between French police and England fans in Marseilles today
Pictures of clashes between French police and England fans in Marseilles today
Pictures of clashes between French police and England fans in Marseilles today
Pictures of clashes between French police and England fans in Marseilles today
Pictures of clashes between French police and England fans in Marseilles today
Pictures of clashes between French police and England fans in Marseilles today
Pictures of clashes between French police and England fans in Marseilles today
Pictures of clashes between French police and England fans in Marseilles today
England fans taunt French fans in Marseilles
England fans taunt French fans in Marseilles
Police keep England and French fans away from each other
Police keep England and French fans away from each other
The scene in Marseilles
The scene in Marseilles

There have been further clashes between England fans and French police in Marseille this evening ahead of Roy Hodgson's side's first game against Russia tomorrow.

Last night Gendarmes clad in riot gear and accompanied by dogs were deployed on the streets of the southern city after trouble flared outside a pub shortly before midnight.

Police said one of the fans was arrested for assaulting a barman and the other for violent disorder. According to reports local "ultras" descended on the pub, but this has not been confirmed.

Supporters have travelled to Marseille ahead of England's game with Russia on Saturday. The clash took place outside the Queen Victoria pub in the Old Port district after English fans set up camp there.

This morning the only evidence of the incident was a few tear gas canisters lying on the floor alongside dozens of plastic cups.

However, it appears fans have gathered there again today and police had to deploy tear gas after bottles were thrown at them, according to reporters in the French city.

When police approached, hundreds of England fans ran away but there are fears of further clashes tonight, especially if Russian hooligans or local fan groups get involved.

There has been one confirmed arrest tonight.

Last night ambulances were seen arriving after police carrying riot shields moved in to separate the two groups and tear gas was used to clear the area.

Footage of the incident showed men hurling chairs, a brutal fist fight outside a McDonald's and chanting England fans surrounded by police officers with dogs.

A clip posted on Twitter apparently showed the aftermath of the disorder as shop workers swept a street strewn with broken glass.

According to reports some England fans were heard chanting: "Isis, where are you?"