India v Pakistan cricket fans clash in Leicester

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Media captionPolice closed Belgrave Road after disorder broke out among cricket fans

Bottles were thrown and six police officers were injured as rival cricket fans clashed in Leicester after Pakistan beat India in the Champions Trophy.

Large groups gathered in the Belgrave Road area of the city following the match at The Oval in London on Sunday.

Police said they were forced to close roads and disperse the crowd following the clashes.

There were no reports of any arrests following the confrontation.

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Simon Cole, chief constable of Leicestershire Police, tweeted in relation to the incident: “Just sent my thanks to the six colleagues who suffered injuries yesterday evening here in #Leicester”.

Police have yet to detail the extent of the officers’ injuries.

Melton Road and Belgrave Road were reopened late on Sunday evening.

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