PSG fans involved in violence around women's game at Chelsea

LONDON (AP) Visiting Paris Saint-Germain fans have been involved in violence in London before attempting to bring weapons into a Women's Champions League game against Chelsea.

The first leg of the quarterfinal was played Thursday night at the Kingsmeadow Stadium in Kingston.

The Metropolitan Police say they were informed around 8 a.m. of a group of visiting PSG supporters "causing criminal damage" at the south London stadium but "all those involved had left the scene" when officers arrived.

The force also reported "sporadic instances of disorder involving PSG supporters at both Waterloo and Wimbledon stations."

Police then stopped a bus that was taking fans to the stadium and found weapons, including knives and knuckle-dusters, and illegal drugs.

Police arrested one man for possession of drugs and say "the remaining passengers were escorted from the area by police."

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Updated March 21, 2019

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