Euro 2016: England fans in fresh clashes with police

Police use tear gas against English football fans in MarseillesImage copyright

Police in Marseille have deployed tear gas for a second evening to disperse England fans at Euro 2016.

Officers, who wore full riot gear, clashed with England fans in the streets.

The clashes come after one England fan and one local man were arrested following trouble on Thursday night, where police also used tear gas.

The first football game between the hosts and Romania in Paris is due to start at 20:00 BST.

English supporters threw bottles at French riot police, Press Association reported.

The clash with locals took place outside a pub in the Old Port district.

On Thursday four French policemen were lightly injured as they moved in on England fans, the news website France Bleu reported. Many of the fans had been drunk, it said.

After the tear gas was released, the police restored calm to the area at about 02:30 local time.

There had been no damage to local property, they said.

English fans are in Marseille ahead of England’s game with Russia on Saturday.

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