A MAN has been charged after a police van was damaged during World Cup celebrations over the weekend.
Leon Allen, 24, was charged with criminal damage after the chaotic scenes unfolded after England beat Sweden.
Greater Manchester Police said the emergency lighting on the van had been damaged about 5pm on Saturday.
A spokesperson said: “Allen, of no fixed abode, has been charged with criminal damage.
“He has been bailed and will appear at Manchester Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 7 August 2018.”
It comes after celebrations quickly descended out-of-control, with videos showing footie fans clambering on buses with their shirts off in Manchester.
And it wasn’t just in Manchester that footie fans took to the streets.
Frenzied fans headed out in London, denting the bonnet of an ambulance and smashed the windscreen and a wing mirror as they climbed onto its roof during celebrations following England’s 2-0 victory.
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West Midlands Police said it took the most ever 999 calls in it history, logging 3,276 in 24 hours owing to a “mix of the sun, World Cup and alcohol”.
Sergeant Wayne Baker, with West Yorkshire Police, tweeted his disgust after the pictures emerged.
He wrote: “When I see behaviour like this it makes me anything but proud to be English….You are a total disgrace. As for our National Football Team….that does make me proud to be English!”
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