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Seven hurt in David Beckham stampede

Fans eager to see David Beckham stormed a police cordon in a stampede in China that left seven people injured.

Three police officers, two university security guards and two students were injured, Shanghai police said.

Nearly 1,000 fans had gathered at a stadium in Shanghai Tongji University, where the newly-retired footballer was to meet members of the university team.

When he arrived, fans stormed through a gate and broke through a line formed by police and guards.

The event was cancelled and Shanghai police said they were investigating the incident.

Beckham is in China this week on a seven-day promotional tour for the Chinese Super League, China's top league.

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