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Ashford: England World Cup fans stop traffic after Tunisia win

A crowd of football fans took to the streets after England's win against Tunisia in the World Cup - stopping a bus and trying to clamber onto a police car.

Fans gathered outside the Phoenix in Tufton Street in Ashford following the tense clash in Volgograd, Russia, which England won 2-1.

Videos on social media showed fans stopping traffic in the street, including a police car and Stagecoach bus.

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The crowds stopped a bus
The crowds stopped a bus

One video showed a fan attempting to ride on the back of a police car, which was trying to pass through the crowds.

It happened at about 9pm.

A police spokesman said no offences took place and fans had left the area by 9.30pm.

A spokesman for Stagecoach confirmed confirm the route B bus "was temporarily delayed whilst a group of football fans celebrated England's victory in the world cup match last night".

Elsewhere, a video of England fans in Maidstone celebrating Harry Kane's last gasp winner against Tunisia in the World Cup has received thousands of views online.

The 30-second clip, recorded and shared by 18-year-old James Nourse, shows hundreds of fans at The Source Bar in Rose Yard jubilantly celebrating Tottenham Hotspur striker Kane's late strike as the Three Lions saw off their African opponents 2-1 in their opening game at the tournament in Volgograd.

Mr Nourse, who lives in Allington and has just finished sixth form at St Simon Stock Catholic School, said: "The atmosphere was amazing, the scenes on both of the goals were unbelievable.

"It’s hard to tell how many people were there but it was packed, you couldn’t move.

"I keep seeing the video pop up on my phone, it's cool to be the 'one' with that video this time."

The Source Bar was one of a number of venues across the county which broadcast the game on a huge screen.

The win gave Gareth Southgate's side the perfect start in their bid to qualify from Group G and are next in action on Sunday, when they take on tournament debutants Panama in Nizhny Novgorod.

Mr Nourse added: "I think we can get through the group and with England you never know after that."

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