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Euro 2016: England fans clash with police in Marseille

England fans heard chanting 'Isis, where are you?'

England football fans have again clashed with police in the French port town of Marseille.

Supporters who had been drinking for most of the day at the Queen Victoria pub in the Old Port district threw bottles at French riot police, who used tear gas to disperse them.

English football fans near to the The Queen Victoria pub in Marseille ahead of the first game in Euro 2016, as French police have clashed with English football fans. PA
English football fans near to the The Queen Victoria pub in Marseille ahead of the first game in Euro 2016, as French police have clashed with English football fans. PA

The officers, who wore full riot gear, were seen marching towards hundreds of England fans who ran away down the street.

The clashes come after a night of violence in the city in southern France, and just hours before the first game between the hosts and Romania in Paris.

One England supporter suffered a head injury in Thursday night's brawl after being hit across the face with a wooden chair, and according to reports, some England fans were heard chanting: "Isis, where are you?"

Bare-chested England fans dodged the gas deployed by police as an afternoon of drinking and singing turned ugly.

Police with helmets, batons and shields grappled troublemakers to the ground amid beer bottles and rubbish strewn across the cobbled streets.

Supporters are in Marseille ahead of England's game with Russia on Saturday.

French police restrain a man following clashes with English football fans outside The Queen Victoria pub in Marseille ahead of the first game in Euro 2016. PA
French police restrain a man following clashes with English football fans outside The Queen Victoria pub in Marseille ahead of the first game in Euro 2016. PA
French police officers seperate English and French football fans outside the Metro station in the Old Town area of Marseille ahead of the first game in Euro 2016, following clashes with English football fans near to The Queen Victoria pub. PA
French police officers seperate English and French football fans outside the Metro station in the Old Town area of Marseille ahead of the first game in Euro 2016, following clashes with English football fans near to The Queen Victoria pub. PA
French police dog handlers walk past football fans following clashes with English football fans outside The Queen Victoria pub in Marseille ahead of the first game in Euro 2016. PA
French police dog handlers walk past football fans following clashes with English football fans outside The Queen Victoria pub in Marseille ahead of the first game in Euro 2016. PA
French police dog handlers walk past football fans following clashes with English football fans outside The Queen Victoria pub in Marseille ahead of the first game in Euro 2016. PA
French police dog handlers walk past football fans following clashes with English football fans outside The Queen Victoria pub in Marseille ahead of the first game in Euro 2016. PA

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