HAMPSHIRE police dealt with 18 different football related incidents after England lost to Italy in the Euro 2020 final last night.

Hampshire Constabulary say they dealt with an an "increase in calls" from both venues and households following the loss but no hate crimes were recorded.

In total, officers across the county dealt with 18 football related incidents, leading to two arrests.

Chief Inspector Mark Lewis, who led Hampshire Constabulary’s response to policing the Euros, said: “Like most of the country we were disappointed with last night’s result, but I was pleased that the vast majority of Hampshire residents were able to watch the game and go about their business with no incident.

“We did have an increase in calls to us at the final whistle, including from licensed premises and within homes.

“However we had a robust plan in place and increased numbers of officers on duty which allowed us to cope with demand.

“Public safety has been our number one concern while policing the Euros, whether that is preventing street disorder, domestic abuse or hate crimes.

“I would like to thank the people of Hampshire for their support and hope this continues for the World Cup next year.”

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The fallout from England’s crushing Euro 2020 final defeat has continued today, with investigations into racist abuse and a security breach at Wembley.

Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka – who all missed penalties during England’s shoot-out defeat to Italy – were all targeted by online trolls, while several fans without tickets stormed an entry gate at Wembley to watch the match.

The Metropolitan Police made 49 arrests on Sunday for “a variety of offences” and confirmed investigations are ongoing into fans’ behaviour.

The London School of Economics Centre for Economic Performance suggested that a football game increases the risk of domestic abuse victimisation.

It found that although domestic abuse decreases during the two-hour period when the game is played, abuse starts to increase in its aftermath and this effect peaks between 10 and 12 hours later.

A study by Lancaster University researchers in 2013 also found that domestic abuse rose by 26 per cent when England won or drew a match, and by 38 per cent when they lost.

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