Four Fans Charged With Damaging An Ambulance After England's World Cup Quarter Final

Four football fans who allegedly got carried away following a World Cup this summer, have been charged with criminal damage.

Supporters were filmed cheering people on as they jumped onto an ambulance after England's 2-0 victory over Sweden, on July 7.

According to reports the emergency vehicle, shattering the windscreen and damaging the car bonnet.

One of the defendants, Lisa Bell, is understood to have been spending the weekend in the capital with friends when she was allegedly pictured dancing on top of the ambulance, on Borough High Street, near London Bridge station.

She is originally from Scotland.

As a result of the damage, the rapid response vehicle had to be taken off the road while it was repaired.

At the time ambulance service bosses tweeted: "We're delighted with the result, but this has put a big dampener on the celebrations for us.

"While our officer attended a call nearby, this car was damaged in Borough High Street during the celebrations after the game - it's now off the road to be repaired."

England fans after the Sweden game
England fans after the Sweden game

<span class="NormalTextRun SCXW212491941" "="">The official Joint Response Unit Twitter account also tweeted to say: "We are better than this England."

After seeing pictures of the damage football fans and businesses rallied around the ambulance crew and raised thousands to help pay for the repairs.

Fans from London club Millwall raised £10,000 for the London Ambulance Service after footage from the incident went viral across social media.

A Skoda dealership also offered to repair the vehicle free-of-charge, so the money raised went instead towards restoring an old ambulance dating back to 1965.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "Detectives investigating a report of criminal damage after a London Ambulance Service vehicle was damaged in Borough High Street on Saturday, 7 July have charged four people.

"Perry Kangyue Jian, 26, of Poplar, east London, Larissa Bell, 21, of East Kilbride, Glasgow, James Elton, 27, of West Hampstead, north west London, and Scott Dennett, 25, of Thornton-Cleveleys, Lancashire, were charged with criminal damage via postal requisition.

'"ll four had previously been interviewed under caution."


They are now due to appear at Camberwell Green Magistrates' Court in south London later this month.

This wasn't the first case of fans getting caught up in the celebrations.

A clip shared across social media showed one shirtless smash through a taxi roof after clambering on top of it to celebrate the quarter final win.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/London Ambulance Service

Dominic Smithers

After graduating from Leeds University with a degree in French and History, Dom went onto gain an NCTJ journalism qualification. Since then he has worked as a reporter at the Manchester Evening News and the Macclesfield Express, covering breaking news, court, sports, and politics.

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