Six people have been arrested in connection to the tragic death of a Welsh football fan who died shortly before the European Championship match between England and Wales at Wembley Stadium last night.
The six arrested are thought to be fellow Wales supporters and police do not believe that any England fans were involved in the tragedy.
The 44-year-old man has been named as Cardiff City fan Mike Dye who was taken to hospital with head injuries after suffering a cardiac arrest outside the stadium following emergency services receiving reports of an assault shortly before kick-off at 19:20 BST.
Despite extensive efforts to resuscitate Mr Dye he was pronounced dead at 8.50pm.
“Late on Tuesday night details reached us concerning a tragedy where a Wales and Cardiff City supporter died at the match between England and Wales.
“Out of respect for the family of the supporter, the sensitivity of the situation and until full details and circumstances are ascertained, no statements will be made until deemed fit by proper channels”, said Cardiff City FC website.
Mr Dye’s death is not believed to have been the result of inter-club rivalry.
One fan who was close to the incident when it took place said that she heard a man fall to the floor: “I did not see him fall to the floor as I was facing the other way but I turned immediately to see him unconscious. There did not appear to be any fight before. I cannot confirm this as I did not see it, but there was no excess noise or shouting that signalled a fight”, said Ollie Ayton.
The Met’s Homicide and Serious Crimes Command are investigating the Welsh fans death.
England went on to win against Wales 1-0.