Leicester police appeals for 'peace and calm' amid clashes between fans after IND vs PAK Asia Cup fixtures

Notably, the violent tussle between two communities caused 'serious disorder' on Saturday and Sunday in the City of Leicester in Easter England.

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Updated - 18 September 2022 08:07 PM

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In a significant development, the British authorities have appealed for peace after several clashes between fan groups were reported following the India vs Pakistan cricket matches in Asia Cup 2022. Notably, the violent tussle between the fan communities caused 'serious disorder' on Saturday and Sunday in the City of Leicester in Easter England.

Reports floating around on social media claim that the spark this weekend was a protest march, with footage indicating police attempting to hold back two sets of crowds throwing glass bottles and carrying sticks and batons. The local police have reportedly informed that officers in huge numbers were deployed in the affected area with search power.

 "Two men remain in custody – one on suspicion of conspiracy to commit violent disorder and another on suspicion of possession of a bladed article," police was quoted by local media. I

In its statement, Leicestershire police revealed that several incidents of violence and damage have been reported to the police and are being investigated.

"We are aware of videos circulating showing a man pulling down a flag outside a religious building on Melton Road, Leicester. The incident appears to have taken place while police officers were dealing with public disorder in the area. The incident will be investigated thoroughly, and the people involved in creating ruckus will not be spared," stated Leicestershire police. 

Notably, police had imposed similar dispersed orders earlier this month after a few days of unrest believed to involve Hindu and Muslim groups after the India versus Pakistan match in Dubai on August 28. In the wake of the disturbing incident, Leicester East member of Parliament Claudia Webbe described Leicester as 'one of the diverse cities in the UK' and urged the communities to stay 'united' and maintain 'peace.'

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