SZ0991 : Bournemouth: Old Christchurch Road after the big match

taken 11 days ago, near to Bournemouth, Great Britain

Bournemouth: Old Christchurch Road after the big match
Bournemouth: Old Christchurch Road after the big match
It is a couple of minutes since England went out of the World Cup, after extra time in the semi-finals, and disappointed fans start to disperse from the various pubs and bars along Old Christchurch Road. O'Neill's is the pub opposite us while there are a number of others dotted all down this stretch of road towards the town centre.

When England won the quarter-final a few days ago, the road was awash with celebrating fans - beer-fuelled but very good-hearted with only a couple of arrests for wayward behaviour. This evening, although it's only a few minutes after the final whistle and I was only walking by, there seems to be little trouble just now.

There appeared to be a reasonably heavy police presence, but they did not need to be any more than observational as I walked past just now. However, they must have received a call to deploy elsewhere, as numorous officers rushed into a van just behind us and the car in the picture, before heading off behind us with sirens and blue lights.

See SZ0991 : Bournemouth: flare smoke in Old Christchurch Road for another photo a minute or two later just downhill from here.
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Wednesday, 11 July, 2018   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 11 July, 2018
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Roads, Road transport  City, Town centre  People, Events 
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Road 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 0943 9140 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:43.3290N 1:52.0666W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 0946 9137
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