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Hospital emergency unit 'feels effect' of Leicester's title-winning celebrations

Published 08/05/2016

Revelry has been the order of the day for Leicester City fans
Revelry has been the order of the day for Leicester City fans

A hospital has seen double the number of patients attending the accident and emergency department overnight after ecstatic fans celebrated Leicester City's Premier League title.

Leicester Royal Infirmary has asked people who do not need emergency care to call for healthcare advice instead following the influx of people arriving needing medical assistance.

On Twitter the hospital wrote that it was "feeling the effect" of the team's celebrations after the Foxes beat Everton at home 3-1 on Saturday.

The tweet said: "@Leic_hospital is feeling the effect of the @LCFC game yesterday. If you don't need to come to A&E please don't. Call NHS111 for advice/care."

The hospital said it had seen twice as many patients last night and this morning than it normally would on a Saturday night and Sunday morning, with many suffering alcohol-related injuries.

Before the match opera singer Andrea Bocelli performed renditions of Nessun Dorma and Time To Say Goodbye, at the title party at the King Power Stadium.

As manager Claudio Ranieri led the fellow Italian and opera singer onto the pitch, the crowd erupted.

Following the match victory, which will see the team go down in history, thousands of fans took to the streets of the city.

Anyone with non-emergencies should call the NHS 111 helpline instead.

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