Police have identified a woman yob who damaged an ambulance vehicle by jumping on it after the England game.
Their actions meant the vehicle, which should be helping those wounded or ill around London, has been forced off the road for repairs.
This woman was pictured jumping on an ambulance vehicle after England’s victory over Sweden on Saturday
Yobs took it in turn to jump on the vehicle in Borough, with taxpayers picking up the repair bill
Another woman pulled up her top for cheering England fans celebrating in the area
Police tweeted a photo of a blonde-haired woman in pink shorts who was among those who jumped on the car as part of an appeal to track her down.
Today they revealed they know who she is, with the tweet: ‘IDENTIFIED. Many thanks to all for sharing.. Now it’s our turn.’
There is growing concern around the country that some fans are taking their celebrations of England’s World Cup glory too far, with a group of supporters invading an Ikea store in east London this weekend and another man jumping from the roof of a double-decker bus and smashing through the roof a bus stop in Clapham.
Following England’s quarter final win on Saturday, pictures emerged of yobs jumping on the ambulance car in Borough, south London.
London Ambulance tweeted: ‘We’re delighted with the result, but this has put a big dampener on the celebrations for us: while our officer attended a call nearby, this car was damaged in Borough High Street during the celebrations after the game – it’s now off the road to be repaired.’
Tower Hamlets Police later announced they were investigating the incident.
They tweeted a picture of the woman, with the message: ‘London Ambulance Service would like to identify this individual, who jumped up and down on one of their response cars yesterday in central London, causing criminal damage and forcing the response vehicle off the road for repairs!!’
Poplar police later revealed they had identified the woman.
Police around the country have pleaded with England fans to behave during and after Wednesday night’s semi-final match, saying lives are being put at risk.
The fans’ actions left the vehicle with a smashed windscreen, dented bonnet and no reg plate
The wing mirror was also torn from the ambulance service vehicle, which is now in for repairs
Humberside Police received more than 2,000 calls in the hours after Saturday’s win, including one from a drunken fan yelling ‘It’s coming home’ at the 999 operator.
Humberside Chief Superintendent Darren Downs said: ‘Saturday night was our busiest of the year so far – even busier than New Year’s Eve which is usually our most demanding day of the year.
‘At New Year we usually get around 1,800 calls – 600 of which are to 999. On Saturday we got 2,010 calls and 820 were to 999.
‘What was frustrating was the number of them that were completely inappropriate and could have stopped people whose lives were at risk from getting through straight away.
‘It’s great to see everyone so passionate about cheering England on and the amount of national pride people have.
‘But when people start throwing glass bottles and climbing onto moving vehicles – especially when they’ve had a bit to drink – it’s just a recipe for someone to end up getting seriously hurt.
‘We don’t want to be killjoys and we’re looking forward to Wednesday’s match as much as everyone else.’
Following tweets by the Ambulance Service and police, officers have identified the woman
Author: Nancy Parker
Nancy Parker is a five time Emmy Award winning journalist and seven time Emmy nominee who has spent almost twenty five years covering news in South Louisiana. She has anchored every prime time newscast at WVUE FOX8 during her twenty year tenure in New Orleans.