POLICE officers are urging England’s fans to behave after people climbed on buses in Southampton to celebrate the Three Lions’ win in the World Cup quarter-finals.

Fans in the city went wild after England beat Sweden on Saturday, securing a place in the World Cup semi-finals for the first time after the 1990 World Cup in Italy.

But some of them went further than most, climbing on buses in the city centre. A on the Daily Echo website shows a man dancing on a moving bus in Above Bar Street, just outside The Stable.

The man, who was holding an England flag, was also seen jumping from one bus to the other.

A spokeswoman for Hampshire police said officers were made aware of some people climbing on buses in the city. And added: “These men were asked to come down and they did. Officers spoke to those involved and advice was given. No one was injured and no damage was caused.”

Now police bosses are urging people to behave ahead of the World Cup semi-finals that will see England facing Croatia on Wednesday.

John Apter, chairman, Hampshire Police Federation, said: “It’s good that we are all behind the England team and celebrate their wins. Policing is already under pressure with officers struggling to cope with the demand we are facing.

"When good natured celebrations turn into violence, stupidity and recklessness it adds pressure on all the emergency services.

"I would ask that those who can’t handle their drink, or are intent on causing trouble stay at home. My colleagues in the emergency services are busy enough without having to deal with idiots.”

Bus companies First and Unilink said they will not tolerate similar behaviours.