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Leicester City fans celebrate Premier League triumph across the city

Media captionJamie Vardy lookalike Lee Chapman went to the King Power Stadium to celebrate - and was invited onto the team coach by delighted players

Leicester City fans are continuing to celebrate across the city after their club's Premier League title triumph.

Jubilant fans spilled out onto the streets on Monday night after the historic victory - and thousands more have since flocked to the city.

One street was brought to a standstill as the team arrived for a celebratory lunch at an Italian restaurant.

Shelves in the club shop were left bare as hundreds of fans rushed to buy mementoes.

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Media captionGranby Street in Leicester was brought to a standstill as Leicester players arrived for a celebratory lunch
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Image caption Fans flocked to the King Power Stadium to celebrate Leicester's incredible triumph
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Image caption Fans posed for photographs at the stadium as they marked Leicester's momentous achievement

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Image caption Shelves and rails in the club shop were left bare as fans rushed to buy shirts and other mementoes
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Image caption Details of official celebrations will be announced later in the week

Some fans have attributed Leicester's miraculous season to Richard III being laid to rest after his remains were discovered in a car park in the city.

But a spokesman for Leicester Cathedral, where the king was reinterred, said: "In the end it's down to exceptional playing by an exceptional team, in a remarkable city."

A spoof Richard III account tweeted: "One has looked. And checked. And double checked. And it genuinely is true. Leicester City Football Club = Premiership Champions! #lcfc"

Image caption A spoof Richard III Twitter account congratulated the team on their triumph
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Image caption Fans cheered as the team coach left Leicester City's training ground

Jamie Vardy lookalike Lee Chapman, who works as a postman, sprinted on his morning round so he could get to the King Power Stadium to celebrate.

The team coach then arrived at the stadium and he was spotted by Leicester players - who invited him on board to celebrate.

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Image caption Fans rushed to buy copies of the Leicester Mercury as souvenirs of the victory
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Image caption Fans carried flags through the streets of Leicester City Centre

Leicester City Mayor Sir Peter Soulsby said a major official celebration is planned, with the details expected to be announced later this week.

"Obviously we are going to be partying for the next two weeks at least," he said.

"I know the football club and the city council authorities have been working together to work out some celebrations that will enable the supporters and the city to come together and to celebrate this success.

"I'm leaving that to the football club to announce. It will be big, how's that for a clue?"

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Image caption Leicester fan Stacey Buchanan and her son Logan, 3, were among those celebrating

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