Police investigating laser pen incident in England match, minister says

Police are investigating a laser pen incident that occurred during England’s Euro 2020 semi-final win against Denmark, according to a Home Office minister.

Thursday, 8th July 2021, 7:39 pm
Updated Thursday, 8th July 2021, 7:42 pm

Baroness Williams of Trafford described it as “appalling” before adding she understood police are looking into the matter.

A laser shone in Denmark keeper Kasper Schmeichel’s face before he saved Harry Kane’s penalty in extra-time.

The England striker scored from the rebound to help the Three Lions to a 2-1 victory and they now face Italy in Sunday’s final.

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Speaking in the House of Lords, Lady Williams told peers: “Lord Thomas of Gresford mentioned about the incident with the laser pen.

“It was an appalling incident and I have already asked about this.

“I understand the police are investigating it.”

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