TWO people have been arrested after bricks were thrown at police following celebrations over Pakistan's victory in the World Twenty20 cricket championships.
Insp Rob Bryan of Southall Police said large-scale celebrations led to disorder in Southall Broadway after the match last night (Sunday June 21).
Insp Bryan said: "Large fireworks were let off in close proximity to people and property and a number of local residents were set upon by the crowd.
"Police officers intervened and were also attacked by the small group in the crowd dead set upon violence. Bricks and other missiles were thrown by the crowd at police officers."
Two arrests were made - a 36 year old male arrested for violent disorder, who is currently in custody, and a 19-year-old male, who was arrested for being drunk and disorderly and also remains in custody.
Insp Bryan said: "Whilst I praise Pakistan for their win in the cricket, their so called fans took the celebrations too far.
"Setting off industrial fireworks in the heart of Southall is not celebrating - it is plain stupid. And those who decided to attack locals going about their business before turning on my officers and hurling missiles need to realise that they bring shame upon all their fellow cricketing fans.
"I want to reassure the residents of Southall that we, the police, did everything in our power to prevent and then subsequently challenge the disorder last night.
"Our officers were on patrol to try and prevent it but the level of violence directed towards them was disproportionate.
"A number of officers received minor injuries including one of my PCSOs who was in the thick of it trying to disperse the trouble-makers.
"My message to the small minority who always want to fight is that you are not welcome in Southall. Stay away or we will arrest you".