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English & Welsh fans fight each other on a train bound for Lille

According to the AFP and Ouest France, an incident of “serious violence” occurred on a train this afternoon from Calais bound for Lille as English and Welsh fans fought each other.

The incident is understood to have left several injured, with a handful of arrests made.

A dozen of supporters from both countries are understood to have fought each other in a carriage, according to security officer at the Lille Flandres station where the train arrived early this evening.

The same security officer indicated that several arrests were made upon the train’s arrival in Lille and that a specialised British “spotter” police officer notified the French authorities of the incident and was on the train at the time.

The security officer also affirms that the incident “was really very violent,” and that several individuals were injured.

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