Teen duo charged with stealing at Wembley to help fans illegally attend Euro 2020 final



Posted Thursday, July 22, 2021 by Dailystar.co.uk

The pair have been arrested by MET Police and charged with theft in connection to ugly scenes that marred the Euro 2020 final between England and Italy at Wembley on July 11

The Metropolitan Police have charged two teenagers with theft as part of a plan to allow ticketless supporters to illegally attend the Euro 2020 final between England and Italy at Wembley.

Yusaf Amin, 18, of Clifford Road, Newham and Dalha Mohamad, 18, of Anglian Road, Waltham Forest will appear at Willesden Magistrates' Court on July 30.

Their arrests come after the Met Police released CCTV images earlier this week of a group of individuals sought in connection with the worrying scenes witnessed both inside and outside the national stadium on July 11.

It is believed as many as 5,000 ticketless supporters were able to gain entry to the stadium, having been aware of the empty seats left by the 90,000 seater stadium being limited to a 60,000 capacity for the match.

Teen duo charged with stealing at Wembley to help fans illegally attend Euro 2020 final
Stewards and police failed to cope with the fans trying to gain unlawful access to Wembley for the Euro 2020 final (Image: Action Images via Reuters)

These supporters, who it is believed were fuelled by drugs and booze, either tailgated those with tickets on the turnstiles, kicked in disabled entrances or bribed stewards to gain entry to the venue.

Two Wembley stewards were arrested last week by the MET Police on suspicion of attempting to sell passes to the stadium for as much as £4,500.

The Met Police have said they will bring those responsible for the harrowing scenes of violence to justice, after being the subject of considerable criticism for their policing of England's first major final appearance for 55 years.

Teen duo charged with stealing at Wembley to help fans illegally attend Euro 2020 final
Some of the thousands of England fans outside Wembley were desperate to get inside on the day without a ticket

This comes after former MET deputy assistant commissioner Andy Trotter described last weekend's scenes as 'a stain on our country's reputation' and the current deputy assistant commissioner Jane Connors stated that the final could even have been abandoned had it not been for the police stepping in.

This pairs with calls from some that England and the rest of the home nations should not be given the opportunity to host the FIFA World Cup in 2030, should they continue with a proposed joint bid.

The aftermath of the game was also marred by the online racial abuse of a number of England players, with five people already arrested over their alleged social media posts.

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