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Football fans bring Southwark Street and Elephant Road to a halt

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Southwark Street was brought to a halt by jubilant England fans on Sunday afternoon, whilst on Sunday night it was Elephant & Castle's turn to host the party for the capital's Colombian community.

The Metropolitan Police had to call in assistance from the City of London Police to deal with the impromptu closure of Southwark Street for a party by football fans celebrating England's 6-1 victory over Panama.

On Sunday night the focus turned to Elephant & Castle where London's Colombians packed into venues such as La Bodeguita and Tiendas del Sur to see their team beat Poland 3-0.

The celebrations spilled out onto Elephant Road and Castle Square where a large crowd chanted and blew vuvuzelas.

Police and the ambulance service were called after a man was knocked out in a fight in the street.

Nearby, the atmosphere was more sombre in Mamuska! where many Poland fans had gathered.

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