A woman pictured dancing on an ambulance service car after England’s World Cup quarter final win is Scottish, MailOnline can reveal.
Larissa Bell damaged the emergency service vehicle by jumping on it along with several other yobs following Saturday’s win over Sweden.
Miss Bell, 20, who says she is a waitress at an Italian restaurant from East Kilbride, Glasgow, took it in turns with the thugs to stand on the car in Borough, south London.
Their actions meant the vehicle, which should be helping those wounded or ill around London, has been forced off the road for repairs.
Larissa Bell, 20, from Glasgow, Scotland, was pictured jumping on an ambulance vehicle in London after England’s quarter final victory on Saturday
Miss Bell, 20, who says she is a waitress at an Italian restaurant from East Kilbride, Glasgow, took it in turns with the thugs to stand on the car in Borough, south London
The emergency vehicle was damaged and taken off of the road for repairs after the damage sustained in Saturday’s celebrations
A former friend of Miss Bell – who attended St. Andrew’s And St. Brides High School, East Kilbride – said that her photo had been circulated on social media.
Meanwhile one of her relatives confirmed the photograph shows her on the vehicle.
‘I know her and I’ve heard about this,’ they said. ‘My boyfriend knows her as well. There are a few mixed messages going about it. Apparently, people are saying that she was flung onto the car and that is a picture of her trying to get off it.’
Asked if it looked like Larissa was attempting to get off the vehicle in the photograph, they added: ‘Yeah, and the reason that we know that it is definitely her is that there is a picture on Instagram of her with another girl and she is wearing the exact same outfit. That is why my boyfriend knew it was her. Darren is Robert’s son and I’m his girlfriend.
‘I’ve never spoken to her, but everyone is tagging her on Twitter.’
Police tweeted a photo of Miss Bell wearing pink shorts as she jumped on the car as part of an appeal to track her down.
Yesterday they revealed they know who she is, with the tweet: ‘IDENTIFIED. Many thanks to all for sharing.. Now it’s our turn.’
A relative of Miss Bell (pictured) told MailOnline: ‘I know her and I’ve heard about this,’ they said. ‘My boyfriend knows her as well. There are a few mixed messages going about it’
Yobs took it in turn to jump on the vehicle in Borough, with taxpayers picking up the repair bill
Another woman reveler pulled up her top for cheering England fans celebrating in the area
The wing mirror was also torn from the ambulance service vehicle, which is now in for repairs
A Met spokeswoman said today that inquiries are ongoing to trace those involved.
There is growing concern around the country that some fans are taking their celebrations of England’s World Cup glory too far ahead of the semi final clash with Croatia.
After Saturday’s victory over Sweden a group of supporters invaded 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.
Following tweets by the Ambulance Service and police, officers have identified the woman
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 Miss Bell, 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 her.
Author: Nancy Parker
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