Crowds storm Wembley and clash with police hours before Euro final

Football fans storm Wembley

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Chaos has broken out at Wembley hours before kick-off tonight, with fans smashing through security to get a good spot.

Footage shows fans clash with security as they topple the gates, causing a stampede to push through outnumbered stewards who desperately attempt to hold them back.

Many are seen crashing to the floor, bringing officers down with them, before getting up and dashing into the venue to watch England play Italy in the historic match.

Dramatic scenes have been seen elsewhere across the capital as anticipation builds, crowds jumping on buses and throwing glass bottles and even a tree in Leicester Square.

Met Police have urged people to ‘keep themselves safe’ as fans jump off the top of Tube station entrances and street lamps.

The force tweeted: ‘Streets around Piccadilly Circus & Leicester Square are busy with fans. We have officers on hand.

‘We’d urge everyone to keep themselves safe and look out for each other. We’ve seen people jumping off street lamps or hoardings, this could easily end in injury.’

Crowds have clashed with stewards while trying to rush into the venue to take their seats for tonight’s match

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