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Metropolitan Police on the hunt for ten men following Euro 2020 final mayhem

Metropolitan Police on the hunt for ten men following Euro 2020 final mayhem

Wembley carnage and the fallout

The Euro 2020 final was supposed to be a glorious day for English football. Their first final since 1966, and on home turf.

Instead, it quickly turned into a nightmare, with thousands of ticketless fans making their way into Wembley, and disruption and violence rife across the stadium and London more widely.

The Sun revealed that even the A-list attendees were not exempt, with Harry Maguire’s father having suffered suspected broken ribs in a stampede, while Formula One driver Lando Norris was mugged in the aftermath.

After England’s shoot-out loss, Bukayo Saka, Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho were all victims of widespread racist abuse on social media, with Rashford’s mural in Manchester having been defaced.

The events have received widespread condemnation and have surely dealt a killer blow to England’s hopes of hosting World Cup 2030, a decision that will be taken in 2024.

Metropolitan Police searching for culprits

A week on from those events, and the Metropolitan police have now released a series of images revealing who they believe to be the main culprits.

In a statement on their website, the organisation said:

 “Following the scenes of disorder both at Wembley Stadium and in central London, we made a commitment that those responsible would face consequences.”

“Today’s action is being taken to help identify those who we think have questions to answer. If you know who they are, we urge you to get in touch as soon as possible.”

“This investigation is in its very early stages and I am in no doubt that further appeals and arrests will follow.”

The question remains, however, how was this allowed to happen in the first place?

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.