Glasgow woman jumps on ambulance to celebrate England World Cup win

A woman who was filmed dancing on top of a damaged ambulance during post-match celebrations following England's quarter-final win over Sweden was a Scottish restaurant worker.

Larissa Bell celebrated alongside English fans by jumping on the ambulance in London
Larissa Bell celebrated alongside English fans by jumping on the ambulance in London

Larissa Bell, 21, from Glasgow, was cheered on by noisy England supporters as she climbed on the emergency response vehicle outside of London’s Borough Market.

She was visiting the British capital over the weekend when she joined in alcohol-fuelled celebrations following Saturday’s 2-0 victory.

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People dance on a NHS ambulance as fans celebrate in the street beside Borough Market after England's win over Sweden in the World Cup quater-finals. Picture: Akmentolga Akmen/Getty Images

Bell was staying with friends in Orpington in south-east London during the visit.

She later confirmed to the Sun she had been among revellers to climb onto the ambulance.

Met Police have issued an appeal in a bid to find a number of people who were seen on top of the vehicle near London Bridge after it was left seriously damaged.

The rapid response car had to be taken out of service for repairs after being left with a shattered windscreen and major dents in the bonnet.

A man is drenched in champagne in the street beside Borough Market as England fans celebrate their win over Sweden. Picture: Akmentolga Akmen/Getty Images

London Ambulance Service issued a statement on Twitter condemning the incident.

“We’re delighted with the result, but this has put a big dampener on the celebrations for us,” the service posted.

“While our officer attended a call nearby, this car was damaged in Borough High Street during the celebrations after the game. It’s now off the road to be repaired.”

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: “Enquiries remain ongoing and no arrests have been made.

An emergency response vehicle that was damaged on Borough High Street, London during post-match celebrations. Picture: London Ambulance Service

“Detectives from Southwark are investigating and are aware of images circulating via social media. Enquiries are underway to trace those involved.”