Trafalgar Square Scots party leaves 10,000 beer cans

Scottish football fans gather in Trafalgar Square, Scottish fans swarmed to Trafalgar Square on Wednesday
Police look on as Scottish football fans gather in Trafalgar Square They were in the city ahead of their match against England
Scottish football fans gather in Trafalgar Square, London, It is estimated 10,000 cans were removed afterwards
Scottish football fans gather in Trafalgar Square, London Some fans cooled off in the fountains
Scotland soccer fans gather in Trafalgar Square in central London Police made few arrests during the day
A Scotland soccer fan waves a Scottish saltire flag with Big Ben seen behind in Trafalgar Square in central London, Later, England went on to beat Scotland 3-2 at Wembley

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An estimated 10,000 beer cans have been removed during an "almighty clean-up" of London's Trafalgar Square, following a Scottish football fans gathering.

Kilt-clad Scottish football fans descended there ahead of last night's match against England.

Scotland suffered a 3-2 defeat in the friendly game.

Westminster Council's clean-up team of 20 began at 18:30 BST on Wednesday and completed at 08:30 BST on Thursday morning.

Trucks that hold 18 tonnes of rubbish, street sweepers and small cleaning buggies were all involved in the operation. An estimated two tonnes of beer cans were collected.

Westminster City Council said it "triumphed over litter", as well as finding "one or two weary Scotsmen" still in the square this morning.

The two football teams met for the first time this century at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday night.

Fans arrested

Around 25,000 Scottish fans were in London to see the game, and crowds of more than 2,500 had swarmed the central London hotspot by lunchtime.

Scotland fans gather in Trafalgar Square ahead of their friendly match against England Scotland fans gathered in Trafalgar Square on Wednesday

Scottish fans covered walls with the blue and white Saltire flag in the shadow of Nelson's Column.

Washing-up liquid was added to the water in the fountains as the supporters spent the day partying.

Scotland Yard said there were two arrests at the match - one for drunk and disorderly behaviour and the other for public disorder.

Westminster City Council's Leith Penny said: "Our crews worked hard round the clock to get London back to normal for our residents and businesses this morning."

Two people were taken to hospital with head injuries after paramedics were called to Trafalgar Square, London Ambulance Service (LAS) said.

An LAS spokeswoman said they were told there had been a "fall from heights" in the area of Nelson's Column.

A man in his 40s, suffering from back pain and head injuries was taken to St Thomas's Hospital "as a priority", the spokeswoman said.

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