Flares let off in town after England V Italy game as hundreds gather in High Street

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A man was arrested after flares were set off in Bedford High Street after Saturday’s England v Italy World Cup match.

Axel Jones, 23, of Bedford Road, Turvey, was charged with a Section Five Public Order Offence and has been bailed to appear at Luton Magistrates’ Court on August 11.

A police spokeswoman said around 300 “mostly good natured” England fans gathered in the High Street after the game, adding: “It was slightly busier than a normal Saturday night but police were prepared.”

 

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