Fan in England World Cup dressing room arrested

Updated: Jun 20, 2010, 19:50 PM IST

Cape Town: Police on Monday arrested a 32-year-old man who entered the England dressing room after their goalless draw with Algeria in Cape Town, a police statement said.

He was arrested by local police at the Bay Hotel in Camps Bay, outside Cape Town, and charged with trespassing.

“The charge relates to the man’s appearance in the English team’s change room after the World Cup match between England and Algeria on Friday night, June 18, 2010,” the
statement said.

The security breach undermined the strict measures put in place by FIFA and the local authorities.

“CCTV footage was analysed and the suspect was identified and traced to his place of accommodation in Cape Town,” the police said.

Bureau Report