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TWO INJURIES: Woman struck in head and man knocked out at Euros finals in Watford

 Published on: 15th July 2021   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

More details have emerged about the disruptions in Watford town centre, where around 400 people gathered on Sunday evening (July 11) following England’s loss at the Euro finals.

Police revealed that a woman was struck in the head with a bottle that was thrown from an unknown direction during the chaos of the evening. She suffered a cut to her head.

They added that no suspect was identified and the victim did not support further police action.

In a separate incident, a man was assaulted outside Dome Bar in St Albans Road, following an altercation.

He was reported to have been temporarily knocked unconscious but was awake on the arrival of emergency services. He suffered an injury to his nose and was taken to hospital for treatment. Police enquiries are continuing.

Chief Inspector David Partridge, who led the constabulary’s policing response to Euro 2020, said: “While we fully understand the disappointment that many people will have felt, there is absolutely no excuse for this kind of behaviour.

“Follow up enquiries are being conducted at this time and those involved will be dealt with accordingly.”

Dean Russel MP for Watford told MyLocalNews: “Gareth Southgate is from Watford and there are strong links with the England team who stayed at the Grove before the match. I’m very proud of what they achieved and I think it’s important that we celebrate that.

“But when celebrations move over into property damage and acts of violence, we have to be very robust in saying that sort of behaviour should not happen and it ruins the enjoyment for everyone and tarnishes the England team brand. I am very much supportive of the team and the vast majority of fans but for those who ruin it by causing damage and havoc we have got to condemn that behaviour in the strongest way.”


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