India v Pakistan cricket fans clash in Leicester

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 after Pakistan beat India in the Champions Trophy.

Objects were tossed at police and there were assaults in Leicester following the match at The Oval, London.

A police helicopter and specially trained officers were sent to quell the fighting on Sunday.

Two people have been arrested for affray and police are hunting for others involved.

The violence erupted on Belgrave Road at about 17:30 BST.

Assistant chief constable Rob Nixon said: "It's really disappointing that a minority of people chose to indulge in this behaviour which caused injuries and traffic disruption to thousands of motorists as well as to pedestrians.

"Two people were arrested for affray, and there is now an investigation under way to find others who were involved in causing assaults, damage or who threw objects towards the police.

"We have access to the body worn cameras that officers were wearing, as well as footage from CCTV cameras which were in operation in the area, and a dedicated team of officers are actively reviewing the hours of footage at our disposal.

"I anticipate that further arrests will be made."

Belgrave Road was closed for several hours as a result of the clashes.

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