England vs Croatia: London ambulance crews called 300 times AN HOUR after England crash out of World Cup

Fiona Simpson

London ambulance crews were call 300 times in an hour as crowds of disappointed football fans spilled out onto the streets across London following England’s World Cup semi-final defeat.

One man was arrested as raucous scenes erupted in Shoreditch High Street, east London, after Croatia robbed England of a place in the World Cup final on Wednesday.

Hundreds of fans were filmed blocking roads near Old Street station in a display of defiance despite the loss.

According to Craig Harman, general manager for London Ambulance Service, one person was taken to hospital after falling from a lamppost.

Other clips showed people clambering up traffic lights as blue lights flashed around them.

One man was arrested on suspicion of committing a public order offence.

In Clapham Junction, crowds filled busy roads surrounding the station as people climbed onto nearby bus stops.

While some praised the party atmosphere despite the crushing end to England’s World Cup dreams other branded the scenes “scary” with a “bad atmosphere”,

One person wrote on Twitter: “So this was AFTER someone had already fallen from a traffic light and was laying on the floor covered in blood...”

Another added: “Fans on the rampage in Shoreditch. Good decision to come home.”

Mr Harman said LAS had received in excess of 300 calls an hour following the game and reiterated an early plea by emergency services for fans to drink responsibly.

He said: "Our 999 call demand dropped during the #EnglandCroatia game but we are now seeing demand increase. These include calls to fights outside pubs and to people who are drunk."

A Met Police spokesman told the Standard: “Police dealt with incidents of minor disorder in the areas of Shoreditch High Street and Clapham Junction following the conclusion of the England v Croatia game.

“Officers attended and those in attendance dispersed.

“One male was arrested on suspicion of public order in relation to the incident in Shoreditch.”

It comes after police launched a hunt to find revellers who damaged an ambulance at Borough Market during celebrations following England’s quarter final win over Sweden on Saturday.